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Cannibal (The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry)

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Cannibal (The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry)

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Colliding with and confronting The 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. 
 

Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, the Kenyon ReviewBoston Review, Gulf Coast, the Gettysburg ReviewPrairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Sinclair received her MFA in poetry from the University of Virginia and is a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California. 
 

ISBN: 9780803290631

ISBN-10: 9780803290631

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Publication Date: 09/01/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/01/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 126

Language: English

Categories

Poetry / American

Poetry / Caribbean & Latin American