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Description - Controlled Decay by Gabriela Jauregui

Gabriela Jauregui's debut poetry collection is animated by a rich sense of language's polyglot permeability, which she uses to explore the interpenetration of manifold cultural spaces, from the sublime to the grotesque. These poems emerge from points of connection and slippage where present and past, human and animal, converge. In all her poems, Jauregui's street savvy and sensual attention to words incorporate her responses to the world that surrounds us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933354521
ISBN-10: 1933354526
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 100
Imprint: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gabriela Jauregui

Gabriela Jauregui (b. 1979) was born and raised in Mexico City. Her work has been published in magazines, journals, and anthologies in Mexico, the U.S., and Europe. She graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine. Chris Abani, curator of Akashic's Black Goat poetry imprint, is a Nigerian poet and novelist and the author of Song for Night, The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail, and GraceLand (a selection of the Today Show Book Club; winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award).