Past Lives, Future Bodies (Paperback)

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Past Lives, Future Bodies (Paperback)


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2019 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Lesbian Poetry. In her debut short collection, poet Kristin Chang bursts onto the page and into our consciousness like a dazzling, dizzying uproar: "I suck / until my teeth riot / with rot & I have nothing / left in my mouth to keep / quiet." Quiet Chang's speakers are not. In these nineteen poems, the body is personal and communal, hunter and hunted: "My mother says / women who sleep with women / are redundant: the body symmetrical / to its crime. Between your knees / I mistake need for belief / in a father figure: once, we renamed / our fathers by burning them / out of our bodies, smoking the sky / into meat."

Product Details ISBN: 9781625578716
ISBN-10: 1625578717
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press, Inc.
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
Pages: 46
Language: English