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Blackacre

Author: Monica Youn
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minnesota] : Graywolf Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Blackacre" is a centuries-old legal fiction--a placeholder name for a hypothetical estate. Treacherously lush or alluringly bleak, these poems reframe their subjects as landscape, as legacy--a bereavement, an intimacy, a racial identity, a pubescence, a culpability, a diagnosis. With a surveyor's keenest tools, Youn marks the boundaries of the given, what we have been allotted: acreage that has been ruthlessly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Youn
ISBN: 9781555977504 1555977502
OCLC Number: 931005454
Description: 85 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Palinode --
I. Interrogation of the Hanged man --
Portrait of a Hanged woman --
Portrait of a Hanged man --
Lamentation of the Hanged man --
Testament of the Hanged man --
Exhibition of the Hanged man --
March of the Hanged man --
Portrait of a Hanged man --
Portrait of a Hanged woman --
Hangman's tree --
The Hanged men reprise --
II. Desideratum --
Against imagism --
Sunrise: Foley Square --
Self-portrait in a wire jacket --
Quinta del sordo --
Landscape with Deodand --
Epiphyte --
III. Greenacre --
Brownacre --
Goldacre --
Whiteacre --
Redacre --
Goldacre --
Redacre --
Blueacre --
Greenacre --
Brownacre --
Blueacre --
Whiteacre --
IV. Blackacre --
Blackacre.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Monica Youn.

Abstract:

"Blackacre" is a centuries-old legal fiction--a placeholder name for a hypothetical estate. Treacherously lush or alluringly bleak, these poems reframe their subjects as landscape, as legacy--a bereavement, an intimacy, a racial identity, a pubescence, a culpability, a diagnosis. With a surveyor's keenest tools, Youn marks the boundaries of the given, what we have been allotted: acreage that has been ruthlessly fenced, previously tenanted, ploughed and harvested, enriched and depleted. In the title sequence, the poet gleans a second crop from the field of Milton's great sonnet on his blindness: a lyric meditation on her barrenness, on her own desire--her own struggle--to conceive a child. What happens when the transformative imagination comes up against the limits of unalterable fact? -- Amazon.com.

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