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HIV, Mon Amour By Tory Dent,

  • Title: HIV, Mon Amour
  • Author: Tory Dent
  • ISBN: 9781878818812
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tory Dent s is a voice like no other Her use of language is virtuosic, complex, and plangent These are daring poems that also dare the reader HIV positive, Dent writes out of her own experience and profound refusal to look away or suspend feeling or turn from love When her first book of poems, What Silence Equals, appeared in 1993, it was recognized as immediately oneTory Dent s is a voice like no other Her use of language is virtuosic, complex, and plangent These are daring poems that also dare the reader HIV positive, Dent writes out of her own experience and profound refusal to look away or suspend feeling or turn from love When her first book of poems, What Silence Equals, appeared in 1993, it was recognized as immediately one of the great, necessary books to come out of the AIDS crisis, flinging its challenge in the face of death With HIV, Mon Amour she moves further into the whirlwind as witness, lover, and observer.
    HIV Mon Amour Tory Dent s is a voice like no other Her use of language is virtuosic complex and plangent These are daring poems that also dare the reader HIV positive Dent writes out of her own experience and pr

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    1. Of course I like a poet who risks in saying something beautiful and outrageous, saying something so absurd as to be insulting Dent s poems generally consist of block like stanzas made up of long, dense lines Her subject is sickness, love, sex, and death from a decidedly post modern stance I.e from Cinema Verite where Dent laments the death of a lover in the light of her own declining sickness O in Oshima s In The Realm of the Senses when Sada castrates Kichi after his own death, I want to keep y [...]

    2. dense poemsbut the obvious negative effect of an AIDS diagnosis on the psyche of a pretty young woman clashes in her poems, which make them immediate, relatable aids or sans aids , and just posture the fascinating idea of subject matter for those who are technically dying, yet have such time to express their feelings in poetry.

    3. One of my TOP three favorite books of poetry Absolutely stunning and necessary The energy of these poems makes me want to go out and run around I wish she were alive today, partially so that she could spin together collections like this Unbelievably brave poetry that makes most contemporary poetry seem laughable, provincial and or sluggish This woman s got POWER Caution if you don t like latinate words like apheliotropically, diagetic, etc then you ll raise your eyebrow at this And even though [...]

    4. This was the first book I read of Tory Dent, it is her 2nd book It is difficult to read, painful and very wordy But the pain is real and reflects the world of pain she was living with full blown AIDS Her third book came out around the time she died and it is on my list to read This is important work, it is rarer for women to be as open about their experience of living with HIV than for men I m sorry she has passed and when I heard she died I did not want to believe It is funny, I work with HIV a [...]

    5. This book was very different than I expected I didn t know I had a pre conceived notion of poems about illness Once I started the book, I realized most poems about illness were quiet, and sparse, which makes sense, because an illness often diminishes a person s strength I very often get the impression that a poet has a shorter breath so their lines, stanzas and poems are short.Dent s poems are huge the lines are so long, they sometimes resemble prose poems, many poems have just one huge stanza, [...]

    6. This poetry kills me In a poetic way, she describes the details of her dying, her aims at living, and the ways she lived and loved There s so much to learn here and the work is far from a quick read Each poem is a breath of life sneaking away.

    7. Dent s lines go for days They wind and twist and stretch and I would follow them anywhere These poems grip your heart and squeeze.

    8. I m going to have trouble reviewing this because I struggle with poetry I sort of need someone to explain things that I am going to miss because of that struggle Some pieces were moving to me than others, but that could simply be because I was able to grasp those better for whatever reason.

    9. My immediate reaction after reading this book was exhaustion Dent s dense language and intricate examination of the minute moments that one notices and must survive in the face of terminal illness mimic perfectly what I imagine and have witnessed to be the experience of living with HIV The long lines and thick stanzas parallel the vivid way every detail of life can come to be important with the time to linger on it Most of the narratives here are stories of interiority a word she uses multiple t [...]

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