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Madness - (National Poetry) by Sam Sax (Paperback)

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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 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.
Number of Pages: 82
Genre: Poetry
Series Title: National Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Sam Sax
Language: English
Street Date: September 12, 2017
TCIN: 52736312
UPC: 9780143131700
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-8519
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