by Tiphanie Yanique
Publication Date: Nov 01, 2015
List Price: $17.95
Format: Paperback, 72 pages
Imprint: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Parent Company: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
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The title of Wife is both ironic and deeply serious. There are wittily sharp poems on the gender inequalities and potential prisons of marriage, that are in dialogue with poems that celebrate the physical joys of intimacy, and poems that explore the processes of self-creation that take place in the closeness to the male other. Their context is a Virgin Islands’ past, a Black American present, and an enlarged human future.