Please Make Me Pretty, I Don't Want to Die: Poems

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Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
104
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780691239033
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About the Author
Tawanda Mulalu was born in Gaborone, Botswana, in 1997. He is the author of the chapbook Nearness, and his poems have appeared in many publications, including the Paris Review, Brittle Paper, and Lolwe. He lives in New York City.
Reviews
"Tawanda Mulalu's first book is an energetic and energizing assemblage of restlessly shifting modes, juggling forms and shuffling styles. The linguistic playfulness that animates his poems conceals neither their serious intent nor their underlying melancholy."---Troy Jollimore, Washington Post
"A sensory and exciting debut. . . . These inventive, lyrical, and well-crafted poems offer memorable insights at every turn."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"The collection's energy is constant, and some of the poems' most straightforward moments are the most affecting. . . . A sharp, playful, and thoughtful work for poetry lovers."-- "Library Journal"
"Incredible. . . .A stunningly good book of poems."---Elisa Gabbert, New York Times
"These fresh and original poems by Tawanda Mulalu combine an inviting confessional voice and offbeat imagery, and offer an appealing mixture of seriousness and humor. . . . [Please make me pretty, I don't want to die] presents a poetic world both familiar and jarring-one in which history, the body, and poetry can collide in a single surprising turn of image."-- "The Rumpus"