- Saint Joe Louis: Surrounded By Snakes
BIP! SPLAT! BOP! EAST. The Harlem
HVYWT CHAMP WORLD taking
a whupping. DOES NOT FIGURE SOME EARLY LICK
MUST NOT YIELD. One night only— SCHH VS. SCH
SCHSCHMSCHM SCHSCHM SCHMELING, MAX—
Hindenberged home, a hero. Uber-
mensch. ©1936 king
FEATURES SYNDICATE— Rematch
against Saint Joe Louis, the whole of Harlem [End Page 291]
listening. All or nothing. 1,000,000 YEN.
Y* BL*ST*D SW*B struck through,
crossed out—combination, jab, upper
hand. All the flags of Harlem USA raised
like fists. Jubilee. The Brown
Embalmer in this corner BOXED (x3)
his gloves down. CROWN. Trainers round
his neck like towels halo hiss his cauliflower ear.
Kevin Young, who was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, is author of Most Way Home, a volume of poems. He teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Georgia, Athens. A graduate of Harvard, he recently received the MFA degree at Brown University.