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Madness

by Sam Sax
ebook
An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems – Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition
In this ­­­powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet's personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately, Madness attempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax's innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it.

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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 12, 2017

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781524705572
  • File size: 830 KB
  • Release date: September 12, 2017

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781524705572
  • File size: 830 KB
  • Release date: September 12, 2017

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Kindle Book
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subjects

Fiction Poetry

Languages

English

An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems – Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition
In this ­­­powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet's personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately, Madness attempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax's innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it.

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