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Dothead: Poems

Amit Majmudar
Format
Book
Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
Uniform Title
Poems
ISBN
9781101947074, 1101947071, 9781101947098, 1101947098, 9781101947081
Summary
"Dothead is an exploration of selfhood both intense and exhilarating. Within the first pages, Amit Majmudar asserts the claims of both the self and the other: the title poem shows us the place of an Indian American teenager in the bland surround of a mostly white peer group, partaking of imagery from the poet's Hindu tradition; the very next poem is a fanciful autobiography, relying for its imagery on the religious tradition of Islam. From poems about the treatment at the airport of people who look like Majmudar ('my dark unshaven brothers / whose names overlap with the crazies and God fiends') to a long, freewheeling abecedarian poem about Adam and Eve and the discovery of oral sex, Dothead is a profoundly satisfying cultural critique and a thrilling experiment in language. United across a wide range of tones and forms, the poems inhabit and explode multiple perspectives, finding beauty in every one." --
Description
ix, 104 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
"This is a Borzoi Book."
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