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A. Van Jordan

A. Van Jordan is the author of three previous collections, including M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, and his latest collection, The Cineaste, is forthcoming in 2013 from W. W. Norton & Co. He is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Michigan.


Blazing Saddles

Spring 2012 | Poetry

Mel Brooks, 1975 What’s so funny about racism is how the racists never get the joke. In most settings, racists stick out like Count Basie’s Orchestra in the middle of a prairie, but they’re as awkward as he is elegant compared to the world a [...]