Obit : poems

"After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In 'Obit', Chang writes of "the way memory gets up after someone has died and st...

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Main Author: Chang, Victoria, 1970- (Author)
Language:English
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Summary:"After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In 'Obit', Chang writes of "the way memory gets up after someone has died and starts walking." These poems reinvent the form of newspaper obituary to both name what has died ("civility," "language," "the future," "Mother's blue dress") and the cultural impact of death on the living. Whereas elegy attempts to immortalize the dead, an obituary expresses loss, and the love for the dead becomes a conduit for self-expression. In this unflinching and lyrical book, Chang meets her grief and creates a powerful testament for the living."--
Item Description:"A Lannan literary selection"--back cover.
Physical Description:x, 113 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 107, 108-110).
ISBN:9781556595745
1556595743

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