Unmaking the Patriarchy of the Mind
Moderated by Alexandra Teague with Kristen Millares Young, Brooke Matson, Laura Read, and Sonora Jha
New poems that showcase high-art and popular culture, vamps and giant artichoke statues, and Freudian Disney dolls in a poignant exploration of cultural and personal legacies.
Winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry.Drawing on sources as varied as ESL classroom discussions, a colonial travelogue, and the Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook, Alexandra Teague explores how language alternately empowers and fails us in this smart, searching, and accessible debut.
Echoing Swamplandial and Tell the Waves I'm Home, a perfect debut for anyone who's navigated the seas of adolescence and lived to tell the tale.
A.Z. McKinney is on the shores of greatness.
*Finalist for two International Latino Book Awards*
*Selected as a Staff Pick by The Paris Review*
*Longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award*
*Finalist for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award (Multicultural)*
"The thin knife that severed your tumor," writes Brooke Matson in these poems, "it cleaves me still." What to do when a world is split--terribly, wholly--by grief? When the loss of the beloved undermines the most stable foundations, the most sacred spaces, of that world?
In Laura Read's second poetry collection, the former poet laureate of Spokane, WA, weaves past and present together to create a portrait of a life in progress.
This collection is divided into three sections. The first opens with the speaker’s reflections on her childhood loss of her father and subsequent move to a new house and a new life, a life in which she is always alert to the absences and danger but also a life in which she begins to see language as a kind of salvation.
"This book is a true love letter, not only to Jha's own son but also to all of our sons and to the parents--especially mothers--who raise them.”
—Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre