Woven into Carney's path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations.
Jason Carney, a poet, writer, and educator from Dallas, is a four-time National Poetry Slam finalist and was honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007. He appeared on three seasons of the HBO television series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Carney has performed and lectured at many colleges and universities as well as high schools and juvenile detention centers from California to Maine. Starve the Vulture is his memoir.
Kaylie Jones (editor) is the award-winning author of five novels and a memoir. She teaches writing at two MFA programs and lives in New York City.
"Jaunty, frank, and compelling, Carney shares his instructive story with generosity and insight." --Booklist
"Carney will easily win sympathy for his life, in which he has persevered to show others the hard work of his salvation." --Kirkus Reviews
"While everyone with a pen claims to have been to hell and back, Jason Carney crafts his own harrowing perdition with a singular voice that is brash, unflinching, and eerily poetic." --Patricia Smith, author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah
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