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The Missing
Rangi McNeil

Sheep Meadow
2003 • 64 pp. 6 1/2 x 9"

$12.95 Paperback, 978-1-931357-09-8

The first book of a brilliant young African-American poet.

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“In Rangi McNeil’s poems the person is first, with a rightness that catches my breath. What surprise, what derision, what intense and ungratifiable desire—each poem is well minded, finished off, only a gasp away. Country occasions, urban jump cuts, a speaker alert and unfazed in his angelic recording: solo and social, he lives in our town.”—Marie Ponsot

From the Book:

The Safety of Objects

Yesterday I cut the legs off the red
sock puppet I made for Mother's Day 1988

& stuffed those limbs
into the front pouch of my black bikini briefs.

It was cold out.
I wanted to make a good impression.

RANGI MCNEIL was born and raised in rural North Carolina. He received a B.A. in History from Rice University in 1998. He is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He has lived in Houston, Prague, and Budapest, and has worked for the United Farm Workers of America and the Hungarian Parliament.

Sun, 3 Jun 2018 17:33:22 -0500