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Black Steel Magnolias in the Hour of Chaos Theory

by James Cagney

The poems in Black Steel Magnolias in the Hour of Chaos Theory interrogate identity, family, loneliness, and the expectations of masculinity. Using dreams, blues, and a chorus of voices, this collection of poems examines the complexities of intimacy for an adopted person trying to find balance between two families–one rattled by age and illness; the other, holding space for a son that doesn’t exist.

Adoptee Author: James Cagney

Publication Year: 2018


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