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Wound from the Mouth of a Wound

by torrin a. greathouse
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Release Date: 2020-12-22
Genre: Poetry
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN 13: 0877882487
ISBN 10: 9780877882480
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Synopsis : Wound from the Mouth of a Wound written by torrin a. greathouse, published by Milkweed Editions which was released on 2020-12-22. Download Wound from the Mouth of a Wound Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Nezhukumatathil as the winner of the 2020 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry”-- Provided by publisher. Identifiers: LCCN 2020028619 (print) | LCCN 2020028620 (ebook) | ISBN 9781571315274 (paperback ; acid-free paper) | ISBN 9781571317155 ... -- A versatile missive written from the intersections of gender, disability, trauma, and survival. “Some girls are not made,” torrin a. greathouse writes, “but spring from the dirt.” Guided by a devastatingly precise hand, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound—selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil as the winner of the 2020 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry—challenges a canon that decides what shades of beauty deserve to live in a poem. greathouse celebrates “buckteeth & ulcer.” She odes the pulp of a bedsore. She argues that the vestigial is not devoid of meaning, and in kinetic and vigorous language, she honors bodies the world too often wants dead. These poems ache, but they do not surrender. They bleed, but they spit the blood in our eyes. Their imagery pulses on the page, fractal and fluid, blooming in a medley of forms: broken essays, haibun born of erasure, a sonnet meant to be read in the mirror. greathouse’s poetry demands more of language and those who wield it. “I’m still learning not to let a stranger speak / me into a funeral.” Concrete and evocative, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound is a testament to persistence, even when the body is not allowed to thrive. greathouse—elegant, vicious, “a one-girl armageddon” draped in crushed velvet—teaches us that fragility is not synonymous with flaw.

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