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4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  80 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This stunning second collection engages the disciplines associated with regimes of powers and sadomasochism. The work interrogates the social and linguistic space between regimes of power enacted on the body, and thereby the soul."
Paperback, 65 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Nightboat Books
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Nov 18, 2011 Sally rated it it was amazing
Perfect book of prose poems. I am left speechless.
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Apr 05, 2012 Sean Endymion rated it did not like it
Shelves: poetry
A semester and a half of mostly great poetry, then 3 shitty collections back-to-back. A quick summary here: disconnected fragments that tell nothing. A couple of witty phrase turns, but otherwise, 60 pages of eyes glazing over. I thought I might extend this review, but after leading a workshop discussion on it, I don't feel any better about it.
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This is not out yet, but I recommend reading it when it does.
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Apr 29, 2016 Qinglan rated it really liked it
Abstract prose poem that dug up many thoughts on writing, being, and memory
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The poem on the hole made it all worthwhile. I mean giving Freud the finger.
I mean the gendering of the assemblage?
Or the opportunities RE: war's siphoning off of violent males from community?
Discipline RE: Foucault? & biopolitics? I dunno...buncha words on a page.
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I want to like this more than I actually do. Honestly it seems just too disconnected to work. Some interesting experimentation, but it doesn't really pay off.
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"The I is / more relaxed / when it is hunted."
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Dawn Lundy Martin received her MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her PhD in literature at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, with a dissertation titled, “Saying I Am: Contemporary Experimentalism and Subjectivity in Poetry by Myung Mi Kim, Marlene Nourbese Philip, Claudia Rankine, and Harryette Mullen.” Her book: A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering: Poems ...more
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