We think that you are in United States and that you would prefer to view Bookwitty in English.
We will display prices in United States Dollar (USD).
Have a cookie!
Bookwitty uses cookies to personalize content and make the site easier to use. We also share some information with third parties to gather statistics about visits.

Are you Witty?

Sign in or register to share your ideas

Sign In Register

Dothead - Amit Majmudar

L.A. Focareta By L.A. Focareta Published on May 21, 2016

Found this article relevant?

Did you know Ohio has a poet laureate? The moment I learned this, I knew I had to read some of his work. Majmudar's latest collection is proud, lyrical, sexy, tender, compassionate, blunt, and sensitive, all at once. The titular poem, which kicks off the volume, establishes immediately that racial identity and racism will be a concern here, and the theme of racial profiling winds through the collection like a scarlet ribbon. There is much love here also, fatherly, friendly, and erotic. Indeed, "Steep Ascension," in which the speaker mourns the impending death of a friend, is the most beautiful love poem I've ever read. 

I only made it halfway through my library copy before I had to give it back, but that's all right. I'll be buying this one for my home collection. Especially after reading "Abecedarian," which is the cleverest, sexiest take on the Adam and Eve mythos I've ever seen. 

Library worker, book reviewer, constant reader, blogger, erstwhile English teacher, lifelong learner. Much cooler online.

Found this article relevant?


0 Related Posts

Know what people should read next?