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Virgin : poems
Sotelo, Analicia, author.
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Poems. Selections
First edition.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2018.

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95 pages ; 22 cm
"Selected by Ross Gay as winner of the inaugural Jake Adam York Prize, Analicia Sotelo's debut collection of poems is a vivid portrait of the artist as a young woman"--Provided by publisher.
Do you speak virgin? -- Taste. Summer barbecue with two men -- A little charm -- You really killed that '80s love song -- Expiration date -- Apologia over marinated lamb -- Purgatory tastes like eggs -- Revelation. South Texas Persephone -- Revelation at the All-Girls School -- Private property -- Philosopher king -- I'm trying to write a poem about a virgin and it's awful -- Humiliation. Trauma with damp stairwell -- Trauma with haberdashery -- Trauma with white Agnostic male -- Trauma with a second chance at humiliation -- Pastoral. My father & Dalí do not agree -- My father & de Chirico asleep on chairs of burnt umber -- Picnic pastoral (with dark-skinned father) -- My father lost in a game of chess -- Father fragments (or, yellow ochre) -- Myth. Ariadne discusses Theseus in relation to the minotaur -- Ariadne's guide to getting a man -- Death wish -- Theseus at the Naxos Apartment Complex, 6 a.m. -- Ariadne at the Naxos Apartment Complex, 10 a.m. -- Ariadne plays the physician -- Parable. My mother as the voice of Kahlo -- The minotaur invents the circumstances of his birth -- My mother as the face of God -- The minotaur's letter to Ariadne -- Separation anxiety -- My mother & the parable of lemons -- Rest cure. Fast track -- The single girl's rest cure -- My English Victorian dating troubles -- The Ariadne year.
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