House Is an Enigma
by Emma Bolden


Overview - House is an Enigma is an investigation of the language used to house descriptions of the body, which so often seek to define and determine the boundaries and behaviors of the spirit that lives within. Written after Bolden's radical hysterectomy, during which she noted her doctors' use of house metaphors to describe her body and discuss her inability to have children, these stunning poems set out to expose the fissures in the foundations of the language we use to define human bodies and their behaviors, using these cracks as a lens through which she can see her own body, at last, as her own flawed but beautiful home.  Read more...

 
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Overview
House is an Enigma is an investigation of the language used to house descriptions of the body, which so often seek to define and determine the boundaries and behaviors of the spirit that lives within. Written after Bolden's radical hysterectomy, during which she noted her doctors' use of house metaphors to describe her body and discuss her inability to have children, these stunning poems set out to expose the fissures in the foundations of the language we use to define human bodies and their behaviors, using these cracks as a lens through which she can see her own body, at last, as her own flawed but beautiful home.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780997926286
  • ISBN-10: 0997926287
  • Publisher: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press
  • Publish Date: October 2018
  • Page Count: 98
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds

Series: Cowles Poetry Prize Winner

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