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Playing the Changes

A collection of poems by

Now back in print, this collection of Thulani Davis's poetry is a remarkable, galvanic experience reminiscent of the visionary beauty and fiery resolution of Sonia Sanchez or Ntozake Shange. These are poems of visceral impact, whether they speak of the shattering of a love, the violence of history or modern life, or the "whole body of God, weighing down on one nail." There are poems of passionate sensuality and stunning loss. This is the work, Ishmael Reed wrote, of "a formidable poet ... inimitable ... a serious artist who deserves serious readers." "Witty, vibrant rap poems that come at you with the immediacy of spontaneous composition ... subtle and complex." -- Publishers Weekly "Playing the Changes is a major accomplishment in North American poetry ... the work of an absolutely singular and faithful intelligence." -- June Jordan


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Hardback Editions

March 1985 : USA Hardback

Title: Playing the Changes (Wesleyan Poetry Series)
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0-8195-1120-X / 978-0-8195-1120-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
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Paperback Editions

January 1951 : USA Paperback

Title: Playing the Changes
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0-8021-3906-X / 978-0-8021-3906-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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March 1985 : USA Paperback

Title: Playing the Changes (Wesleyan Poetry)
Author(s): Thulani Davis
ISBN: 0-8195-2119-1 / 978-0-8195-6139-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
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