Box of Longing with Fifty Drawers (Heftet)


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Forlag: Counterpoint
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781932360844
Omtale Box of Longing with Fifty Drawers
A poetic deconstruction of America through one of its key documents - in the tradition of Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Allen Ginsburg - this collection by noted poet-performer Jen Benka consists of one poem (in sequence) for each of the 52 words that comprise the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Her revision of America's secular prayer finds the unspoken hopes and frustrations of people marginalized from the political process. She expresses a profound regard for the possibility of America, while delineating the many ways in which America fails to deliver on its promise - and below that, what is happening to the individual psyches within a nation that has lost faith in itself.

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