Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life (Paperback)

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Too, of team empress, black messiahs, Martin's collection wafts the consciousness of streets, of these times, the/se sexes. "Pull all hair from comb. Fold into square of white paper. Set fire over toilet. When we were kids every day. Nothing."

— Doug


Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life continues leading American poet Dawn Lundy Martin's investigation into what is produced in the interstices between the body, experience, and language, and how alternative narratives can yield some other knowledge about what it means to be black & queer in contemporary America.

About the Author

Dawn Lundy Martin was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her first poetry collection, A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering. A founding member of the Black Took Collective, a group of experimental black poets, she is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781937658281
ISBN-10: 1937658287
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
Pages: 104
Language: English