9781555978259-1555978258-Oculus: Poems

Oculus: Poems

ISBN-13: 9781555978259
ISBN-10: 1555978258
Author: Mao, Sally Wen
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Format: Paperback 96 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781555978259
ISBN-10: 1555978258
Author: Mao, Sally Wen
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Format: Paperback 96 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mao, Sally Wen wrote Oculus: Poems comprising 96 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1555978258 and 9781555978259. Since then Oculus: Poems textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.35 or rent at the marketplace.

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A brilliant second collection by Sally Wen Mao on the violence of the spectacle―starring the film legend Anna May Wong

In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. The title poem follows a nineteen-year-old girl in Shanghai who uploaded her suicide onto Instagram. Other poems cross into animated worlds, examine robot culture, and haunt a necropolis for electronic waste. A fascinating sequence spanning the collection speaks in the voice of the international icon and first Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong, who travels through the history of cinema with a time machine, even past her death and into the future of film, where she finds she has no progeny. With a speculative imagination and a sharpened wit, Mao powerfully confronts the paradoxes of seeing and being seen, the intimacies made possible and ruined by the screen, and the many roles and representations that women of color are made to endure in order to survive a culture that seeks to consume them.

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