PoemsBook - 2016
"Dothead is an exploration of selfhood both intense and exhilarating. Within the first pages, Amit Majmudar asserts the claims of both the self and the other: the title poem shows us the place of an Indian American teenager in the bland surround of a mostly white peer group, partaking of imagery from the poet's Hindu tradition; the very next poem is a fanciful autobiography, relying for its imagery on the religious tradition of Islam. From poems about the treatment at the airport of people who look like Majmudar ('my dark unshaven brothers / whose names overlap with the crazies and God fiends') to a long, freewheeling abecedarian poem about Adam and Eve and the discovery of oral sex, Dothead is a profoundly satisfying cultural critique and a thrilling experiment in language. United across a wide range of tones and forms, the poems inhabit and explode multiple perspectives, finding beauty in every one." --
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 811 MAJMUDAR
Characteristics: ix, 104 pages ; 24 cm