Mother/Land (Paperback)

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MOTHER/LAND is focused on the intersection of motherhood and immigration and its effects on a speaker's relationship to place, others and self. It investigates the mutual and compounding complications of these two shifts in identity while examining legacy, history, ancestry, land, home, and language. The collection is heavily focused on the latter, including formal experimentation with hybridity and polyvocality, combining English and Portuguese, interrogating translation and transforming traditional repeating poetic forms. These poems from the perspective of an immigrant mother of an American child create a complex picture of the beauty, danger and parental love the speaker finds and the legacy she brings to her reluctant new motherland.

Poetry. Latinx Studies.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781625570260
ISBN-10: 1625570260
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2021
Pages: 90
Language: English