Poetry. African American Studies. "The SWAG bus took a left on Empire Blvd. and landed in the kitchen of slick talk. What makes this collection remarkable is that while the title evokes the buck-buck braggadocio of Kings County, the poems navigate the quiet spaces that inhabit the schizophrenic scenery of Browne's beloved Brooklyn. Throughout the struggles, the pains and the triumphs, the poet finds a place where 'the joy the mess/ the body/ is most forgiving.' This is the swaggerful collision of craft and charisma. Boom"—Michael Cirelli.

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