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Poetry. Danielle Pafunda's third collection IATROGENIC: THEIR TESTIMONIES is a glittering gloaming sci-fi pregnancy epic. It takes place in half-light and lullaby, blaze and shiver. The poems owe a debt to Margaret Atwood, Matthew Derby, Donna Haraway, Edgar Lee Masters, and Monique Wittig, among others, but this book is an animal unto itself. A collaborative of women quits our world for a compound of its own making. They conjure and impregnate cyborg surrogates. We hear from these women, their surrogates, and a...
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Poetry. Danielle Pafunda's third collection IATROGENIC: THEIR TESTIMONIES is a glittering gloaming sci-fi pregnancy epic. It takes place in half-light and lullaby, blaze and shiver. The poems owe a debt to Margaret Atwood, Matthew Derby, Donna Haraway, Edgar Lee Masters, and Monique Wittig, among others, but this book is an animal unto itself. A collaborative of women quits our world for a compound of its own making. They conjure and impregnate cyborg surrogates. We hear from these women, their surrogates, and a small band of renegades. Lacunae abound, history rears, death and its vicious proxy loss stalk. All are perched, maggot visionaries and at the same time most regular. Rachel Zucker says, "Danielle Pafunda's IATROGENIC is that rare book for which we can never be ready. It is a fat valise of incendiary poems. Where has it come from? How should I know? Perhaps Lady Pafunda wrested this language from birds. In any case, she has infected me and recruited me with her 'thick sting of pleasure.' There is nothing extinct about her."
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  • ISBN-13: 9781934819074
  • Publisher: Noemi Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 62
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Danielle Pafunda is the author of IATROGENIC: THEIR TESTIMONIES (Noemi Press, 2010), My Zorba (Bloof Books 2008), and Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press, 2005). Her poems have appeared in three editions of Best American Poetry. Her work has been anthologized in GURLESQUE: THE NEW GRRLY, GROTESQUE, BURLESQUE POETICSe (Saturnalia Books, 2010) and NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY: CONTEMPORARY POEMS ON CHILD-GETTING & CHILD REARING (Fence Books, 2007). With the fiction writer Alissa Nutting, she's at work on a collection of short stories about very sad animals and pearls. Her story "Near-Dead Pearl" will appear in the 2010 issue of Fairy Tale Review. She curates poetics forums at Delirious Hem and is an assistant professor of women's & gender studies and English at the University of Wyoming. More information is at her Iron Caisson blog.
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