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Who created it? Borzutzky, Daniel, author.
What's it called? The performance of becoming human / Daniel Borzutzky.
Who published it? Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Arts Press, [2016]
2016
Edition info! First edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  811.6 Bor  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 89 pages ; 21 cm
What's it about? Daniel Borzutzky's new collection of poetry, The Performance of Becoming Human, draws hemispheric connections between the US and Latin America, specifically touching upon issues relating to border and immigration policies, economic disparity, political violence, and the disturbing rhetoric of capitalism and bureaucracies. To become human is to navigate these borders, including those of institutions, the realities of over- and under-development, and the economies of privatization, in which humans endure state-sanctioned and systemic abuses.--Publisher website.
What's in it? Let light shine out of darkness -- The performance of becoming human -- In the blazing cities of your rotten carcass mouth -- The gross and borderless body -- Dream song #17 -- The private world -- Dream song #423 -- Memories of my overdevelopment -- Eat nothing -- The privatized waters of dawn -- Archive -- Obliged to perform in darkness -- The broken testimony -- The devouring economy of nature -- Lake Michigan merges into the Bay of Valparaiso, Chile -- Lake Michigan, scene #XIC290.341AB3DY -- The mountain at the end of this book.
Awards! Winner: National Book Award, 2016
Helpful subjects! American poetry -- 21st century.
American poetry. (OCoLC)fst00807348
2000-2099
It's a special thing! Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Poetry.
Other titles to try! Poems. Selections
Special numbers! 9781936767465 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1936767465 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
40026217489
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