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
Author City: PITTSBURGH, PA USA
Dawn Lundy Martin is the author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (2007), DISCIPLINE (2011), which was selected by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize and a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award, and LIFE IN A BOX IS A PRETTY LIFE (Nightboat Books, 2015). She is a member the experimental black poetry and performance group, the Black Took Collective, and Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.
Reviews and Other Links
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