Obit – Victoria Chang

£10.99

Paperback

Los Angeles Times Book Prize PEN Voelcker AwardAnisfield-Wolf Book Prize New York Times 100 Notable Books Time Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books NPR’s Best Books National Book Award in Poetry, Longlist National Book Critics Circle, Finalist Griffin Poetry Prize, Shortlist Frank Sanchez Book Award After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. These poems reinvent the form of newspaper obituary to both name what has died (‘civility,’ ‘language,’ ‘the future,’ ‘Mother’s blue dress’) and the cultural impact of death on the living.

Loss, and the love for the dead, becomes a conduit for self-expression. In this unflinching and lyrical book, Chang meets her grief and creates a powerful testament for the living. ‘Chang’s new collection explores her father’s illness and her mother’s death, treating mortality as a constantly shifting enigma.

A serene acceptance of grief’ New York Times, “100 Notable Books of 2020″‘Exceptional… Chang’s poems expand and contract to create surprising geometries of language, vividly capturing the grief they explore’ Publishers Weekly

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Weight 0.149 kg
Dimensions 21.4 × 13.2 × 1.6 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

Dewey

811.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K