Postcolonial Love Poem

Graywolf PressSKU: 9781644450147

Author:
Natalie Diaz
Grade Levels:
University
Nation:
Mohave
Book Type:
PB|2021
Pages:
80
Publisher:
Graywolf Press

Price:
Sale price$21.00

Description

The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry

Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz, was born in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community. This collection of poems 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. FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY

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