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Author Chang, Victoria, 1970- author.

Title Obit : [poems] / Victoria Chang
Published Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2020]
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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"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCOhost, viewed March 9, 2021)
Subject Obituaries -- Poetry
Obituaries.
POETRY -- American -- Asian American.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Poetry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1619322188
9781619322189