Franklin

Madness / Sam Sax.

Author/Creator:
Sax, Sam, 1942- author.
Standardized Title:
Poems. Selections
Publication:
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]
Series:
Penguin poets
National poetry series.
National Poetry Series
Penguin Poets
Format/Description:
Book
82 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Poetry -- Collections.
Poetry.
Form/Genre:
Poetry.
Poetry.
Collections.
Summary:
"An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems - Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition. In this powerful debut collection, Sam Sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet's personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately, madness attempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. Sax's innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it"-- Provided by publisher.
Other format:
Online version: Sax, Sam, 1942- author. Madness
ISBN:
9780143131700
0143131702
OCLC:
970680677
Publisher Number:
40027484781
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