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Gut

Gut

Larson, Amanda

Paperback

General Poetry

Publisher Price: $17.95

ISBN10: 1632430975
ISBN13: 9781632430977
Publisher: Omnidawn Pub
Published: Dec 2 2021
Pages: 104
Weight: 0.30
Height: 0.30 Width: 5.80 Depth: 8.80
Language: English
These poems follow the aftermath of and recovery from trauma.

Amanda Larson's Gut begins with an epigraph from Frank O'Hara: Pain always produces logic, which is very bad for you. From there, Larson launches an unflinching interrogation of how a young woman maintains agency in the wake of trauma, violence, and desire. Larson spins a conversation between works of feminist theory--including the those of Cathy Caruth, Susan Bordo, Patricia Hill Collins, Anne Carson, Hélène Cixous, and bell hooks--and her own experiences. The book moves through Larson's recovery while questioning the limits of the very term and of language as a whole. She employs a variety of different forms, including prose, Q&A poems, and a timeline, reflecting both the speaker's obsession with control and her growing willingness to let it go. With a measured voice, Larson finds a path for how to move beyond logic during processes of trauma and recovery.

Gut won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Contest, selected by Jericho Brown.

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