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LADY, YOU SHOT ME by Darren C. Demaree

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"Lady, You Shot Me" is a collection of poems by Darren C. Demaree commemorating and recounting the life and genius of Sam Cooke.

78 pages | 5" x 8" | ISBN 978-1-926716-52-7 (pbk.) | $14.88

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Lady, You Shot Me is a collection of poems by Darren C. Demaree commemorating and recounting the life and genius of Sam Cooke.

Sam Cooke, the man, the musician, the lover - his natural genius, his wanton escapades, his raw passion and his brilliant, soulful music are all here conjured in a series of poems by Darren C. Demaree. From humble gospel beginnings, to world-fame stature and cold murder, the beauty, unlikeliness and tragedy of a genius and his life are here commemorated and eternally brought to life.

Darren Demaree’s poems have always shaken me in the chest with their precision, and with their ability to find beauty in the smallest of margins. The poems in Demaree’s new collection, Lady, You Shot Me, are certainly no exception. Even as these poems are teeming with ghosts from the 1960s—Lou Rawls, Ali, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, and Sam Cooke himself—they are steeped in living truths. Demaree absolutely glides through the stickiest of poetic subjects—racism, betrayal, hubris, murder, alcoholism—and we are all blessed to slide in behind him for a ride through this wonderful collection. —Jack B. Bedell, Louisiana Poet Laureate, author of No Brother, This Storm

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Pages 78
Weight 99.7900
Length 5
Width 8
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