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Excessive Love Protheses
By Margaret Christakos

Excessive Love Protheses

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Excessive Love Protheses by Margaret Christakos

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The heart, writes Margaret Christakos, is 'a public organ of private damage.' The poems in Excessive Love Prostheses confess, rather than deride, the complexities of contemporary desire, describing a subject that is both public and private, physical and virtual. Excessive Love Prostheses takes the confessional lyric poem and runs it through Kathy Acker's Cuisinart. Christakos shapes a sensory surfeitry of pornography, cautionary nursery rhymes, mothering, bisexuality and the paradoxes of feminism into poignant analogies for contemporary obsessions and ailments; here are the voices of construction workers, staple sorters, obstetricians, video technicians and others, shattered and sorted by a practiced writerly hand. The result is a near-ecstatic tribute to the hyper-embodied intelligence of a new millennial subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781552451021
ISBN-10: 155245102X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 133mm x 10mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 25-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: Canada

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Sooner by Margaret Christakos Sooner, Paperback (October 2001)

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