Museum Of The Americas: National Poetry Series

Author: J. Michael Martinez
Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP
Category: Poetry By Individual Poets
Book Format: Paperback

Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry



Winner of the National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Cornelius Eady--an exploration in verse of imperial appropriation and Mexican American cultural identity



Marvelous, argumentative, and curiosity-provoking --The New York Times Book Review




The poems in J. Michael Martinez's third collection of poetry circle around how the perceived body comes to be coded with the trans-historical consequences of an imperial narrative. Engaging beautiful and otherworldly Mexican casta paintings, morbid photographic postcards depicting the bodies of dead Mexicans, the strange journey of the wood and cork leg of General Santa Anna, and Martinez's own family lineage, Museum of the Americas gives accounts of migrant bodies caught beneath, and fashioned under, a racializing aesthetic gaze. Martinez questions how knowledge of the body is organized through visual perception of that body, hypothesizing the corporeal as a repository of the human situation, a nexus of culture. Museum of the Americas' poetic revives and repurposes the persecuted ethnic body from the appropriations that render it an art object and, therefore, diposable.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry at St. Lawrence University, J. Michael lives in upstate NY.

About J. Michael Martinez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry at St. Lawrence University, J. Michael lives in upstate NY.

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Barcode # 9780143133445
Brand PENGUIN GROUP
Artist / Author J. Michael Martinez
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