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Postcolonial love poem, Natalie Diaz

Label
Postcolonial love poem
Title
Postcolonial love poem
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Diaz
Title variation
Love poem
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, 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, and in these poems, Diaz chooses love."--
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2021.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
  • National Book Award finalist, 2020
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2021
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10878266
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diaz, Natalie
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.I186
LC item number
A6 2020
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indigenous peoples of North America
  • American poetry
  • Love poetry, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Postcolonial love poem, Natalie Diaz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Postcolonial love poem
  • 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
  • Blood-light
  • Snake-light
  • My brother, my wound
  • Grief work
  • 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9781644450147
Lccn
2019933473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1102159836
  • (OCoLC)1102159836
Label
Postcolonial love poem, Natalie Diaz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Postcolonial love poem
  • 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
  • Blood-light
  • Snake-light
  • My brother, my wound
  • Grief work
  • 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9781644450147
Lccn
2019933473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1102159836
  • (OCoLC)1102159836

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