Ugly Music (Paperback)

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Ugly Music (Paperback)


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WINNER, 2020 Whiting Award in Poetry

Diannely Antigua's debut collection Ugly Music is a cacophonous symphony of reality, dream, trauma, and obsession. It reaches into the corners of love and loss where survival and surrender are blurred. The poems span a traumatic early childhood, a religious adolescence, and later a womanhood that grapples with learning how to create an identity informed by, yet in spite of, those challenges. What follows is an exquisitely vulgar voice, unafraid to draw attention to the distasteful, to speak a truth created by a collage of song and confession, diary and praise. It is an account of observation and dissociation, the danger of simultaneously being inside and outside the experiences that mold a life. Ugly Music emerges as a story of witness, a realization that even the strangest things exist on earth and deserve to live.

Product Details ISBN: 9781936919642
ISBN-10: 1936919648
Publisher: YesYes Books
Publication Date: May 15th, 2019
Pages: 99
Language: English