Discipline, Dawn Lundy Martin


Dawn Lundy Martin

Publisher: Nightboat Books
PubDate: 3/8/2011
ISBN: 9780984459841
Price: $15.95
Quantity Available: 13
Pages: 74
SKU #: E13F

Poetry. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. This stunning second collection engages the "disciplines" associated with regimes of powers and sadomasochism. The work interrogates the social and linguistic space between regimes of power enacted on the body, and thereby the soul.

"These poems are dense and deep. They are necessary, and hot on the eye. I was reminded of Leslie Scalapino, the sensitivity to the surrounding arrangements and to human suffering. There is no distance from Martin's subject, but immersion and emotional conflict. Discipline is what it took to write such a potent set of poems."—Fanny Howe


Dawn Lundy Martin was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her first poetry collection, A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering. A founding member of the Black Took Collective, a group of experimental black poets, she is an assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Reviews and Other Links
Publishers Weekly
Ray McDaniel @ The Constant Critic [PDF]
E. C. Belli @ BOMBlog
2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
interview by Noah Eli Gordon @ Tremolo
24th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Valerie Wetlaufer @ Drunken Boat

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