Excessive Love Protheses
By (author) Margaret Christakos
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Excessive Love Protheses by Margaret Christakos
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9781552451021
(210mm x 133mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 25-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Margaret Christakos
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Poems chronicling the contemporary self's fluctuating desire between near-obliterating connectedness and panoptical self-surveillance in the social media age.
What Stirs, Paperback (November 2004)
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Sooner, Paperback (October 2001)» View all books by Margaret Christakos
Imagines poetry as a kind of cubist fascination, at times even a fascination with fascination itself. This book features the delusory spiral reasoning of artistic schools; the fluid politic of desire, gender and domesticity; and, the recurrent trials of revulsion and arousal.
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