Blowout Sale! Save 51% on the Dothead: Poems by Alfred a Knopf Inc at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A captivating, no-holds-barred collection of new poems from an acclaimed poet and novelist with a fierce and original voice Dothead is an exploration
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.
|Brand:||Alfred a Knopf Inc|
|Item Weight:||0.84 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.76 x 9.4 x 9.4 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.84 pounds|
|Package Size:||7.2 x 0.7 x 0.7 inches|