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Author Sinclair, Safiya, author

Title Cannibal / Safiya Sinclair
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (x, 111 pages)
Series Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry
Prairie schooner book prize in poetry
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; I.; II.; III.; IV.; V.; Notes
Summary "Colliding with and confrontingThe Tempest and postcolonial identity, the poems in Safiya Sinclair's Cannibal explore Jamaican childhood and history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile. She evokes a home no longer accessible and a body at times uninhabitable, often mirrored by a hybrid Eve/Caliban figure. Blooming with intense lyricism and fertile imagery, these full-blooded poems are elegant, mythic, and intricately woven. Here the female body is a dark landscape; the female body is cannibal. Sinclair shocks and delights her readers with her willingness to disorient and provoke, creating a multitextured collage of beautiful and explosive poems"-- Provided by publisher
"Framed by "The Tempest" and calling on historical, cultural, and biological sources, "Cannibal" is a provocative poetic exploration of the female body, identity, and race"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Print version record
Subject Women -- Identity -- Poetry
Human body -- Poetry
FICTION -- General.
Human body.
Women -- Identity.
Genre/Form Jamaican poetry
American poetry
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803295383
Other Titles Poems. Selections