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ISBN-10: 195026856X
ISBN-13: 9781950268566
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: 04/05/2022
Dimensions: 9.30" L, 6.90" W, 0.30" H

Copy

Translator: Robin Myers

Paperback

Price: $18.00

Overview

From Mexican-born poet Dolores Dorantes, Copy is a book-length prose poem examining extrication, refuge, and reintegration, presented in English for the first time by award-winning translator Robin Meyers.

Through deconstructed dictionary entries and powerfully syncopated, recursive texts, Copy is a prose poem sequence that insinuates an experience of violent removal: a person’s disappearance from a country, from normal life, and forcible reintegration into a new social and existential configuration.

This displaced, dispossessed voice explores what it means to be extracted, subtracted, abstracted out of being–and returned into it. Meditative, urgent, and alive, Copy asserts itself as an invocation, both intensely personal and insistently communal, of the right to refuge, and it enacts a powerful homage to the human capacity for creation and metamorphosis. In this way, this book points to the wound of being extricated, serving as both a suture and a salve.

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Details

ISBN-10: 195026856X
ISBN-13: 9781950268566
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: 04/05/2022
Dimensions: 9.30" L, 6.90" W, 0.30" H
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