An Individual History: Poems Michael Collier

ISBN: 9780393350319

Published: October 6th 2014

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80 pages


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An Individual History: Poems  by  Michael   Collier

An Individual History: Poems by Michael Collier
October 6th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 80 pages | ISBN: 9780393350319 | 6.43 Mb

An Individual History describes the fears, anger, and guilt—personal, familial, societal, political, and historical—that comprise a life. The figure of the speaker’s maternal grandmother who was institutionalized for five decades serves as anMoreAn Individual History describes the fears, anger, and guilt—personal, familial, societal, political, and historical—that comprise a life.

The figure of the speaker’s maternal grandmother who was institutionalized for five decades serves as an overriding metaphor for this haunting, bold new work by an essential American poet.from “An Individual History”This was before the time of lithium and Zoloftbefore mood stabilizers and anxiolyticsand almost all the psychotropic drugs, but not before - - - thorazine,which the suicide O’Laughlin called “handcuffs for the - - -mind.”It was before, during, and after the time of atomic - - -fallout,Auschwitz, the Nakba, DDT, and you could take water - - - cures,find solace in quarantines, participate in shunnings,or stand at Lourdes among the canes and crutches.



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