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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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.
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...moreMore about Dawn Lundy Martin...