Or What We'll Call Desire: Poems

Alexandra Teague (Author)
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Description

This heartrending and darkly playful new collection by Alexandra Teague tries to understand the edges of self in a patriarchal culture and in relation to a family history of mental illness and loss. In poems that mix high art and popular culture (from classical Greek statues to giant plaster artichokes, Cubism to Freudian Disney dolls), Teague interweaves self-reflection with the stories and lives of mythic and historic female figures, such as the dangerous-wise witch Baba Yaga and early-20th-century sculptors' model Audrey Munson--calling across time and place to explore desire, grief, and the representation and misrepresentation of the female form.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Persea Books
Publish Date
August 20, 2019
Pages
80
Dimensions
6.8 X 0.4 X 8.8 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780892554997
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About the Author

Alexandra Teague is the author of two previous books of poetry--Mortal Geography, winner of Persea's 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award, and The Wise and Foolish Builders--and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation. She is also co-editor of Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner Fellow and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Alexandra is a professor at University of Idaho.

Reviews

[Alexandra Teague] makes her long sentences into exuberant pageants, part sex appeal, part enduring outrage, and by no means devoid of comedy.
Teague's poems, so often first anchored in singular moments, evolve into mazes of time and space...
Alexandra Teague's third poetry collection is filled with dark musings on love, representation, loss, patriarchy, mythology and history, while being both playful and moving.