Obit : poems
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Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2020].
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Book
ISBN
9781556595745, 1556595743
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x, 113 pages ; 23 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2020].
Language
English
ISBN
9781556595745, 1556595743

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"Lannan literary selection"
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 107, 108-110).
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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 of death on the living. Whereas elegy attempts to immortalize the dead, an obituary expresses loss, and the love for the dead becomes a conduit for self-expression. In this unflinching and lyrical book, Chang meets her grief and creates a powerful testament for the living"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chang, V. (2020). Obit: poems . Copper Canyon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chang, Victoria, 1970-. 2020. Obit: Poems. Copper Canyon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chang, Victoria, 1970-. Obit: Poems Copper Canyon Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chang, Victoria. Obit: Poems Copper Canyon Press, 2020.

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