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CADAVER, SPEAK and THE BIG SMOKE
Poetry seems to be lost in today's culture, but two Hoosier poets, Matejka and Boruch, aim to bring the art back. Cadaver, Speak examines the intricacies of life and the body, stemming mainly from Boruch's interesting trip to a morgue. The Big Smoke delves into the incredible story of boxer Jack Johnson and his struggles with racial predjudice. While the subject matter could not be more different, both authors tell thought provoking tales through beautiful poetry, and remind us that it may be an art we must rediscover. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.