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The Resource Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair

Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair

Label
Cannibal
Title
Cannibal
Statement of responsibility
Safiya Sinclair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Colliding with and confrontingThe Tempest and postcolonial identity, the poems in Safiya Sinclair's Cannibal explore Jamaican childhood and history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile. She evokes a home no longer accessible and a body at times uninhabitable, often mirrored by a hybrid Eve/Caliban figure. Blooming with intense lyricism and fertile imagery, these full-blooded poems are elegant, mythic, and intricately woven. Here the female body is a dark landscape; the female body is cannibal. Sinclair shocks and delights her readers with her willingness to disorient and provoke, creating a multitextured collage of beautiful and explosive poems"--
  • "Framed by "The Tempest" and calling on historical, cultural, and biological sources, "Cannibal" is a provocative poetic exploration of the female body, identity, and race"--
Member of
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I56847
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
poetry
Series statement
Prairie schooner book prize in poetry
Label
Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Home ; Pocomania ; In childhood, certain skies refined my seeing ; Fisherman's daughter ; Hands ; Portrait of Eve as the anaconda ; Mermaid ; Catacombs ; Dreaming in foreign ; Family portrait ; I shall account myself a happy creaturess ; Autobiography ; Osteology ; After the last austronauts had left us, I -- II. Notes on the state of Virginia, I ; America the beautiful ; Another white Christmas in Virginia ; One hundred amazing facts about the Negro, with complete proof, I ; One hundred amazing facts about the Negro, with complete proof, II ; One hundred amazing facts about the Negro, with complete proof, III ; Notes on the state of Virginia, II ; White apocrypha ; Notes on the state of Virginia, III ; Notes on the state of Virginia, IV ; Elocution lessons with Ms. Silverstone ; Litany for Charlottesville ; Notes on the state of Virginia, V -- III. Prayer book for vanishing ; Confessor ; Omen ; Good hair ; Woman, wound ; Woman, 26, remains optimistic as body turns to stone ; How to be an interesting woman: a polite guide for the poetess ; Birthmark, or purifying at the sink ; Little red plum ; Center of the world -- IV. After the last astronauts had left us, II (Laika) ; Spectre ; Chimera ; How to excise a tumor ; Incorrigible ; August ghost ; A separation ; In the event of the last unhappiness, return to the sea ; August in the country of another ; Kingdom-come ; The art of unselfing ; Doubt -- V. Crania Americana ; Notes
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 111 pages
Isbn
9780803290631
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016007774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 947096
  • (OCoLC)946725972
  • (OCoLC)ocn946725972
  • 947096
Label
Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Home ; Pocomania ; In childhood, certain skies refined my seeing ; Fisherman's daughter ; Hands ; Portrait of Eve as the anaconda ; Mermaid ; Catacombs ; Dreaming in foreign ; Family portrait ; I shall account myself a happy creaturess ; Autobiography ; Osteology ; After the last austronauts had left us, I -- II. Notes on the state of Virginia, I ; America the beautiful ; Another white Christmas in Virginia ; One hundred amazing facts about the Negro, with complete proof, I ; One hundred amazing facts about the Negro, with complete proof, II ; One hundred amazing facts about the Negro, with complete proof, III ; Notes on the state of Virginia, II ; White apocrypha ; Notes on the state of Virginia, III ; Notes on the state of Virginia, IV ; Elocution lessons with Ms. Silverstone ; Litany for Charlottesville ; Notes on the state of Virginia, V -- III. Prayer book for vanishing ; Confessor ; Omen ; Good hair ; Woman, wound ; Woman, 26, remains optimistic as body turns to stone ; How to be an interesting woman: a polite guide for the poetess ; Birthmark, or purifying at the sink ; Little red plum ; Center of the world -- IV. After the last astronauts had left us, II (Laika) ; Spectre ; Chimera ; How to excise a tumor ; Incorrigible ; August ghost ; A separation ; In the event of the last unhappiness, return to the sea ; August in the country of another ; Kingdom-come ; The art of unselfing ; Doubt -- V. Crania Americana ; Notes
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 111 pages
Isbn
9780803290631
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016007774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 947096
  • (OCoLC)946725972
  • (OCoLC)ocn946725972
  • 947096

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