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Author Petrosino, Kiki, 1979- author.

Uniform Title Poems. Selections
Title White blood : a lyric of Virginia / Kiki Petrosino.

Publication Info. Louisville, KY : Sarabande Books, [2020]


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Description 107 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In her fourth full-length book, White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Kiki Petrosino turns her gaze to Virginia, where she digs into her genealogical and intellectual roots, while contemplating the knotty legacies of slavery and discrimination in the Upper South. From a stunning double crown sonnet, to erasure poetry contained within DNA testing results, the poems in this collection are as wide-ranging in form as they are bountiful in wordplay and truth. In her poem "The Shop at Monticello," she writes: "I'm a black body in this Commonwealth, which turned black bodies/ into money. Now, I have money to spend on little trinkets to remind me/ of this fact. I'm a money machine & my body constitutes the common wealth." Speaking to history, loss, and injustice with wisdom, innovation, and a scientific determination to find the poetic truth, White Blood plants Petrosino's name ever more firmly in the contemporary canon"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African American women -- Poetry.
Women -- Identity -- Poetry.
Virginia -- Poetry.
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
Women -- Identity. (OCoLC)fst01176807
Virginia. (OCoLC)fst01204597
Genre/Form Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
ISBN 9781946448545 (paperback)
1946448540 (paperback)
9781946448552 (electronic book)
1946448559 (electronic book)

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