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Record details

  • ISBN: 1555978487
  • ISBN: 9781555978488
  • Physical Description: 84 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 81).
Formatted Contents Note:
One: Creation myth. Origins -- Watch what happens -- Boy crazy -- Play therapy -- Self as deep as coma -- Southern cone -- Current affairs -- Interview follow-up -- No apology: a poemifesto -- Flat Earth dream soliloquy -- Two: Be recorder. Be recorder -- Three: Birthright. In remembrance of their labors -- As body II -- I will be my mother's apprentice -- Beasts -- Entanglement -- American mythos -- On teaching -- Terminal hair -- Only a shadow -- Ars poetica.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Few books of poetry are as acutely attuned to the present moment as the most recent title from the prolific Giménez Smith. This collection centers around the extended titular section which stitches together myriad reflections on a country divided, perhaps more than ever, by race, language, and class. In deeply personal, unquestionably political verses, Giménez Smith proves to be a master of tight concision and unexpected turns of phrase, as when a speaker invokes epigenetics, inherited trauma, and ethnoracial legacies in America by confronting "the battle older than me in my helix." Amid long passages lamenting the current state of affairs, a speaker excoriates "executive branch-corporate shills / and the patriarchal misogynist statesmen / and the Tiki torch-khakis boys," an obvious indictment of today's racist politicians and their followers. To put a finer point on the issue, this daughter of Peruvian and Argentinian immigrants asks, "why am I the locus of your discontent / and not your president." Bold and unapologetic, this collection is everything poetry needs to be in our age of hateful, anti-intellectual race-baiting: deeply thoughtful, urgently provocative, and endlessly imaginative. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Few books of poetry are as acutely attuned to the present moment as the most recent title from the prolific Giménez Smith. This collection centers around the extended titular section which stitches together myriad reflections on a country divided, perhaps more than ever, by race, language, and class. In deeply personal, unquestionably political verses, Giménez Smith proves to be a master of tight concision and unexpected turns of phrase, as when a speaker invokes epigenetics, inherited trauma, and ethnoracial legacies in America by confronting "the battle older than me in my helix." Amid long passages lamenting the current state of affairs, a speaker excoriates "executive branch-corporate shills / and the patriarchal misogynist statesmen / and the Tiki torch-khakis boys," an obvious indictment of today's racist politicians and their followers. To put a finer point on the issue, this daughter of Peruvian and Argentinian immigrants asks, "why am I the locus of your discontent / and not your president." Bold and unapologetic, this collection is everything poetry needs to be in our age of hateful, anti-intellectual race-baiting: deeply thoughtful, urgently provocative, and endlessly imaginative. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of six books, including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry, and Bring Down the Little Birds, winner of the American Book Award. She teaches at Virginia Tech University.

Subject: American poetry > 21st century.
American poetry.
Genre: Poetry.
Poetry.

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