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Postcolonial Love Poem

Postcolonial Love Poem

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2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry

Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz's brilliant second collection demands that every body carried in its pages - bodies of language, land, rivers, suffering brothers, enemies, and lovers - be touched and held as beloveds.

Through these poems, the wounds inflicted by America onto an indigenous people are allowed to bloom pleasure and tenderness: "Let me call my anxiety, desire, then. / Let me call it, a garden." In this new lyrical landscape, the bodies of indigenous, Latinx, black, and brown women are simultaneously the body politic and the body ecstatic. In claiming this autonomy of desire, language is pushed to its dark edges, the astonishing dunefields and forests where pleasure and love are both grief and joy, violence and sensuality.
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ISBN: 9781644450147

Published Date: March 3, 2020

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Language: English

Page Count: 105

Size: 9.00" l x 6.03" w x 0.48" h

Category

Poetry