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ISBN: 1556595743

ISBN13: 9781556595745

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After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In Obit, Chang writes of "the way memory gets up after someone has died and starts walking." These poems reinvent the form of newspaper obituary to both name what has died ("civility," "language," "the future," "Mother's blue dress") and the cultural impact...

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Obit in Poetry in the Spotlight
Poetry in the Spotlight
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • February 15, 2021

From the spellbinding elegance of National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s recent spoken-word performances to Instagram poet Kate Baer’s bestselling debut collection, poetry is definitely having a moment. Here we spotlight fresh new voices in verse.

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