Poetry. Women's Studies. Winner of the 2011 First Book Award for Poetry, selected by Bhanu Kapil. DOUBLE AGENT reveals the author's pet obsession: the comforts and dangers of community. While the poems rove across a range of territories—embassies, subdivisions, cottages, islands, compounds real and imagined—what emerges is a concern with borders, how they materialize in the personal and the political as well as their relationship to physical and psychological security. A secondary question is how the poetic self can move, sometimes queasily, sometimes bombastically, always uncertainly, through them.
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Michelle Chan Brown was born in London and grew up all over Eastern Europe. Her work has appeared in Witness, Sycamore Review, The Missouri Review, Tampa Review, Gertrude, The Concher, textsound, and others. She has a chapbook, The Clever Decoys, from LATR Editions. She earned her BA and MFA at the University of Michigan and lives in Washington, DC. She is the poetry editor of Drunken Boat.Author City: WASHINGTON, DC USA