Social Climax by Troy Legette

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on August 14, 2015

social climax

At 1 p.m. on September 5, 2015, Troy Legette will read from and sign copies of his debut poetry collection, Social Climax, at the Barnes and Noble at 2501 Tyrone Blvd. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

Legette bills himself as a poet, lyricist, and writer, and the influence of the song-writing is clearly evident in many of these poems.  Legette is at his best when he abandons some of the over-blown language and tired cliches of the English classroom and gets down to the nitty-gritty of real life.  Not exactly rap, not exactly hip-hop, there are gems to be mined in this collection, such as “In Them Streets,” which, in its rhythm and and subject matter is reminiscent of Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem, “We Real Cool.”

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