Aquarius Press/Willow Books/AUXmedia

mystic turf

 Poetry collection by Quraysh Ali Lansana.



“mystic turf is the poetry ‘that bears your name,’ like the very earth you walk upon and christen with your strides. In these poems that lyrically insinuate in brief yet lasting notes, Quraysh Ali Lansana tags the nervous streets, American foothills, domestic rooms and memories that constitute our bluesy soul, and asks, ‘why can’t we speak the grace we all avoid?’ We’ve no slipperiness here, just the solid walkings and meditations of a man poised in his life to speak the grace he’s earned and to speak his journey with enormous dignity and artfulness.”

--Major Jackson, author of Holding Company