REMEDIES FOR DISAPPEARING
Haymarket Books (June 6, 2023)
Trade paper • ISBN-13: 9781642599138 • US $17 • 5.5 in x 8.5 in • 90 pgs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This stunning debut moves from family history and the heartbreaks of navigating a predominantly white high school into adulthood, exploring the ways the poet’s experiences echo those of an expansive and intricate history of Black girls and women.
In this beautiful debut from an exciting new poet, Alexa Patrick’s Remedies for Disappearing memorializes Blackness in its quiet and unexpected forms, bringing the peripheral into focus. These poems muddy Black life and death, observe lineage and love stories, and question what “disappearing” teaches about Blackness and bodies.
Remedies for Disappearing is gritty, sharp, and formally inventive, demonstrating Patrick’s imaginative curiosity, lyrical restraint, and confidence in her handling of language. Moments of aphoristic confession are balanced out by imagistic precision as the speaker recounts the ways her aunties, sisters, and even herself have disappeared in order to survive. The collection moves from family history and the heartbreaks of navigating a predominantly white high school into adulthood, as she discovers the ways her experiences echo those of an expansive and intricate history of Black girls and women.
Patrick’s poetry is haunting and hopeful, striving to provide readers with the tools and context to acknowledge, define, and honor the complexity of Black girl/womanhood. This collection connects Black girls and women to each other and to their own histories, and insists that they be fully and wholly seen.
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