Threat Come Close (Stahlecker Selections) (Paperback)
In his debut collection, Aaron Coleman writes an American anthem for the 21st century, a full-throated lyric composed of pain, faith, lust and vulnerability. Coleman’s poems comment on and interrogate the meaning of home and identity for a black man in America, past and present. Guided by a belief system comprising an eclectic array of invented saints—Trigger, Seduction, Doubt and Who—Coleman’s quest finds answers in the natural world where “[t]he trees teach me how to break and keep on living.”
AARON COLEMAN is the author of St. Trigger and winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Prize. A Fulbright Scholar and Cave Canem Fellow, he received an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and is a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in their Comparative Literature PhD program.