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The performance of becoming human / Daniel Borzutzky.

Author/creator Borzutzky, Daniel author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Arts Press, [2016]
Copyright Notice ©2016
Description89 pages ; 21 cm
Uniform titlePoems. Selections
Contents Let light shine out of darkness -- The performance of becoming human -- In the blazing cities of your rotten carcass mouth -- The gross and borderless body -- Dream song #17 -- The private world -- Dream song #423 -- Memories of my overdevelopment -- Eat nothing -- The privatized waters of dawn -- Archive -- Obliged to perform in darkness -- The broken testimony -- The devouring economy of nature -- Lake Michigan merges into the Bay of Valparaiso, Chile -- Lake Michigan, scene #XIC290.341AB3DY -- The mountain at the end of this book.
Abstract Daniel Borzutzky's new collection of poetry, The Performance of Becoming Human, draws hemispheric connections between the US and Latin America, specifically touching upon issues relating to border and immigration policies, economic disparity, political violence, and the disturbing rhetoric of capitalism and bureaucracies. To become human is to navigate these borders, including those of institutions, the realities of over- and under-development, and the economies of privatization, in which humans endure state-sanctioned and systemic abuses.--Publisher website.
LCCN 2015028529
ISBN9781936767465 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN1936767465 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard identifier# 40026217489

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