Madness (National Poetry Series)

Madness (National Poetry Series) Author Sam Sax
ISBN-10 0143131702
ISBN-13 9780143131700
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 96
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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An astounding Terrance Hayes debut collection of poems Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series CompetitionIn 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 poets personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners Ultimately Madnessattempts 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 saxs 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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