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Author Pico, Tommy, author.

Title Junk / Tommy Pico.

Publication Info. Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2018.
©2017

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    811 Pico,T PIC    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 72 pages ; 23 cm
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Summary "The third book in Tommy Pico's Teebs trilogy, Junk is a breakup poem in couplets: ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese. In the static that follows the loss of a job or an apartment or a boyfriend, what can you grab onto for orientation? The narrator wonders what happens to the sense of self when the illusion of security has been stripped away. And for an indigenous person, how do these lost markers of identity echo larger cultural losses and erasures in a changing political landscape? In part taking its cue from A.R. Ammons's Garbage, Teebs names this liminal space "Junk," in the sense that a junk shop is full of old things waiting for their next use; different items that collectively become indistinct. But can there be a comfort outside the anxiety of utility? An appreciation of "being" for the sake of being? And will there be Chili Cheese Fritos?"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre/Form Narrative poetry.
ISBN 9781941040973 (paperback)
1941040977

 
    
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