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From Mexican-born poet Dolores Dorantes, Copy is a book-length prose poem examining extrication, refuge, and reintegration, presented in English for the first time by award-winning translator Robin Meyers.
Through deconstructed dictionary entries and powerfully syncopated, recursive texts, Copy is a prose poem sequence that insinuates an experience of violent removal: a person's disappearance from a country, from normal life, and forcible reintegration into a new social and existential configuration.
This displaced, dispossessed voice explores what it means to be extracted, subtracted, abstracted out of being--and returned into it. Meditative, urgent, and alive, Copy asserts itself as an invocation, both intensely personal and insistently communal, of the right to refuge, and it enacts a powerful homage to the human capacity for creation and metamorphosis. In this way, this book points to the wound of being extricated, serving as both a suture and a salve.