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Poetry Zoom Book Club "Postcolonial Love Poem"

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The Poetry Book Club led by Doug Knowlton. Meets online via Zoom. This month we are discussing "Postcolonial Love Poem" by Natalie Diaz.

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A fee of $22 is required for participation. This includes a copy of Postcolonial Love Poem and the Zoom book club meeting. The book can be picked up curbside or in the store (We will send you an email when the book is ready for pickup). If you would like to have the book shipped to you via USMail, the cost is $27.50. All tickets include a copy of the book, tax, fees and the virtual event.

Complete the registration and we will get you the book before the meeting. The Zoom link will be sent prior to the book club meeting. After you have reserved your place, look for a confirmation via email.

About Postcolonial Love Poem:

Natalie Diaz’s highly anticipated follow-up to When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award

Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz’s brilliant second collection demands that every body carried in its pages—bodies of language, land, rivers, suffering brothers, enemies, and lovers—be touched and held as beloveds. Through these poems, the wounds inflicted by America onto an indigenous people are allowed to bloom pleasure and tenderness: “Let me call my anxiety, desire, then. / Let me call it, a garden.” In this new lyrical landscape, the bodies of indigenous, Latinx, black, and brown women are simultaneously the body politic and the body ecstatic. In claiming this autonomy of desire, language is pushed to its dark edges, the astonishing dunefields and forests where pleasure and love are both grief and joy, violence and sensuality.

Diaz defies the conditions from which she writes, a nation whose creation predicated the diminishment and ultimate erasure of bodies like hers and the people she loves: “I am doing my best to not become a museum / of myself. I am doing my best to breathe in and out. // I am begging: Let me be lonely but not invisible.” Postcolonial Love Poem unravels notions of American goodness and creates something more powerful than hope—in it, a future is built, future being a matrix of the choices we make now, and in these poems, Diaz chooses love.

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