Postcolonial love poem (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Postcolonial love poem
Checking...

Postcolonial love poem

Author: Natalie Diaz
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz's brilliant second collection 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,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Poésie américaine
Love poetry
Poésie d'amour
Poetry
Poésie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Diaz
ISBN: 9781644450147 1644450143
OCLC Number: 1256043275
Awards: National Book Awards finalist, 2020.
Description: 105 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Postcolonial love poem --
Blood-light --
These hands, if not Gods --
Catching copper --
From the desire field --
Manhattan is a Lenape word --
American arithmetic --
They don't love you like I love you --
Skin-light --
Run'n'gun --
Asterion's lament --
Like church --
Wolf OR-7 --
Ink-light --
The mustangs --
Ode to the beloved's hips --
Top ten reasons why Indians are good at basketball --
That which cannot be stilled --
The first water is the body --
I, minotaur --
It was the animals --
How the Milky Way was made --
Exhibits from The American Water Museum --
Isn't the air also a body, moving? --
Cranes, mafiosos, and a Polaroid camera --
The cure for melancholy is to take the horn --
Waist and sway --
If I should come upon your house lonely in the west Texas desert --
Snake-light --
My brother, my wound --
Grief work.
Other Titles: Poèmes.
Love poem
Responsibility: Natalie Diaz.

Abstract:

"Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz's brilliant second collection 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. Diaz defies the conditions from which she writes, a nation whose creation predicated the diminishment and ultimate erasure of bodies like hers and the people she loves: "I am doing my best to not become a museum / of myself. I am doing my best to breathe in and out. // I am begging: Let me be lonely but not invisible." Postcolonial Love Poem unravels notions of American goodness and creates something more powerful than hope--a future is built, future being a matrix of the choices we make now, andin these poems, Diaz chooses love."

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.