Dothead

Dothead

Poems

eBook - 2016
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"Dothead is an exploration of selfhood both intense and exhilarating. Within the first pages, Amit Majmudar asserts the claims of both the self and the other: the title poem shows us the place of an Indian American teenager in the bland surround of a mostly white peer group, partaking of imagery from the poet's Hindu tradition; the very next poem is a fanciful autobiography, relying for its imagery on the religious tradition of Islam. From poems about the treatment at the airport of people who look like Majmudar ('my dark unshaven brothers / whose names overlap with the crazies and God fiends') to a long, freewheeling abecedarian poem about Adam and Eve and the discovery of oral sex, Dothead is a profoundly satisfying cultural critique and a thrilling experiment in language. United across a wide range of tones and forms, the poems inhabit and explode multiple perspectives, finding beauty in every one." -- Amazon. com
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101947081 electronic bk
110194708X electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 811.6 MAJ
Characteristics: 1 online resource (104 pages)
Additional Contributors: Majmudar, Amit Poems

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Authenticity doesn't elevate poetry aesthetically unless it's combined with poetic prowess, which the author displays elegantly here. His works explore themes such as culture, identity, uprootedness, and the fractured sense of belonging. -- Library Journal. Also available in regular print


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