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Madness / Sam Sax.


Sax, Sam, 1942- author. (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main 811.6 Sa97m (Text) 31307023083449 Non Fiction Available -
Van Belkum 811.6 Sa97m (Text) 31307023083456 Non Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143131700 : PAP
  • ISBN: 0143131702 : PAP
  • Physical Description: 82 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2017.

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: American poetry > 21st century.

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