Toward What Is Awful

Toward What Is Awful And yet from its place of banishment the abject does not cease challenging its master Julie KristevaInspired by the work of Julia Kristeva Martin explores the concept of the abject in this series o

  • Title: Toward What Is Awful
  • Author: Dana Guthrie Martin
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  • Page: 102
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  • And yet, from its place of banishment, the abject does not cease challenging its master Julie KristevaInspired by the work of Julia Kristeva, Martin explores the concept of the abject in this series of eighteen linked poems The pieces are what Martin refers to as dyslexic transliterations of poems by Catullus A sample poem from the collection Adiposity They call And yet, from its place of banishment, the abject does not cease challenging its master Julie KristevaInspired by the work of Julia Kristeva, Martin explores the concept of the abject in this series of eighteen linked poems The pieces are what Martin refers to as dyslexic transliterations of poems by Catullus A sample poem from the collection Adiposity They call us dumb,Luddites By the hour, we bring them ambrosia They call this sanityand say we are not immune.We whisper that we will not suffer them any longer We place small crucibles on the tops of our heads We purge all the fleeting possums We no longer find our sutures tantalizing When we menstruate,we dematerialize with ease,into dilute facts and a multitudeof labia We gut what is abstractand hold it to the light, as if reading the day s news in the sky Underour own hands, the contractions have already begun We have learned to communicate through saliva.This misery is hot, what passesas love We will not stopuntil we are exquisite.We make our way to the forest, where we can be insolubleand use our elbows.O love, O miserable love,propel us through our basal cells,our stirrups.

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