Bangalore is available at local bookstores, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Powell's, and Amazon.

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press (1 October 2013)

ISBN: 978-1556594052

Paperback: 96 pages

Dimensions: 6x9 inches


“Evans’ jarring debut book of poems draws on his experience as a combat engineer for the Army National Guard…A strong contribution to wartime poetry composed by combatants…Given recent controversy over domestic surveillance and enlisted whistle-blowers, this is a necessary read, indeed.”



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"In Bangalore, the poet maps his own experiences and mines them for content. There is never a hint of bitterness or blame in his poems; Bangalore reads as an act of control against a period of time in which he was almost completely controlled by his circumstances, and ultimately, an experience, and attitude, of grace."



"Evans spares nothing and no one in his poems, and yet he still finds a way to celebrate what deserves celebrating, and in the end, we’re left with hope."

​—The Rumpus


"Evans's gritty, hard-hitting debut combines war poems, elegies, and high Southern lyrics to create a new understanding of American identity."

​—Publisher's Weekly


Kerry James Evans

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