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"Quraysh Ali Lansana is from Enid, OK. Christopher Stewart was raised in Dallas, small Texas towns, and Chicago neighborhoods. A white man and a black man born in post-Kennedy, post-King southern and midwestern USA--though both disagree with those geographical tags. Through these poems, the poets assert that their births, their ways of seeing, and their pains are rooted in what Ali Lansana's OU film professor termed 'the Walmart republic, ' a land where shopping center is community center"--Publisher marketing..

And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems