Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz audiobook

Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems

By Natalie Diaz
Read by Natalie Diaz

McClelland & Stewart
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    ISBN: 9780771096006

Postcolonial Love Poem, the brilliant second collection from Natalie Diaz, holds in its pages the urgent appeal for all bodies―bodies of lovers, family, enemies, as well as of language and rivers and land―to be held dearly. In her lyrical landscape, Diaz tenderly prods the wounds inflicted by America onto its Indigenous peoples. When she states “Let me call my anxiety, desire, then. / Let me call it, a garden,” Diaz allows for the sensation of pleasure to be found in pain; in asserting the autonomy found within desire, the poet simultaneously enables the bodies of Indigenous, Latinx, black, and brown women to be both political and euphoric; and by forcing language to its limits, place is imbued with joy and grief, sensuality and destruction. In this collection, Natalie Diaz opens up and confronts the conditions from which she writes, embracing bodies like hers and those she loves which have been diminished and erased. As Postcolonial Love Poem offers a picture of an America built on hope and the agency of our future choices, it is love Natalie Diaz offers most tenderly in her hands.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry

Finalist for the 2021 Reading the West Book Award

Postcolonial Love Poem, the brilliant second collection from Natalie Diaz, holds in its pages the urgent appeal for all bodies―bodies of lovers, family, enemies, as well as of language and rivers and land―to be held dearly. In her lyrical landscape, Diaz tenderly prods the wounds inflicted by America onto its Indigenous peoples. When she states “Let me call my anxiety, desire, then. / Let me call it, a garden,” Diaz allows for the sensation of pleasure to be found in pain; in asserting the autonomy found within desire, the poet simultaneously enables the bodies of Indigenous, Latinx, black, and brown women to be both political and euphoric; and by forcing language to its limits, place is imbued with joy and grief, sensuality and destruction.

In this collection, Natalie Diaz opens up and confronts the conditions from which she writes, embracing bodies like hers and those she loves which have been diminished and erased. As Postcolonial Love Poem offers a picture of an America built on hope and the agency of our future choices, it is love Natalie Diaz offers most tenderly in her hands.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Groundbreaking…Entire dissertations could be written about Diaz’s use of light and color in this book’s lithe lyrics…An unparalleled lyric work.” Booklist (starred review)
“[An] exquisite, electrifying collection…Diaz continues to demonstrate her masterful use of language while reinventing narratives about desire.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“No doubt one of the most important poetry releases in years, one to applaud for its considerable demonstration of skill, its resistance to dominant perspectives, and its light wrought of desire.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Natalie Diaz

Author Bio: Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec. She has received many honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a USA Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. She teaches at Arizona State University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 2.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English