Multimedia artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman's second collection of deceptively flippant poems is a jam of ventriloquy, frequencies, and the plainest vernacular of our day: low-brow entertainment and high aspirations for seeing and knowing.
Instead of Major Dad
was going to take us higher
and get us
and get rowdy
after the fact
Jibade-Khalil Huffman (Detroit, 1981) is the author of 19 Names For Our Band and James Brown is Dead. A graduate of Bard College, Brown University, and the University of Southern California, his work will be included in the 2014 Hammer Museum biennial.
“Poem for Cedric the Entertainer”
“My Super Sweet Sixteen: The Movie”
“Now That I Can Dance”
“How I Know I’m Here”
“Eight Hours Are Not a Day”
“We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People”
“Trouble Every Day”
“Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf Too”