Noemi Press, 9781934819784, 87pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
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Poetry. Women's Studies. If life is but a series of contiguous movements, CAREEN investigates the reasons one might momentarily lose all control and fall out of line. What is the nature of a desire? What are the consequences of uninhibited longing? How do we come to terms with the systematic conditions and lineages tethered to our individual lives? Any hunger for inclusion calls back to a long history of displacement. Then, "eventually, every color careens into its own lack," and the carte blanche of whiteness that envelopes a racialized nation is deftly overturned. On a journey in search for a home, CAREEN is a love note plunging headlong into its objects of unattainable desire.