• Postcolonial Love Poem

  • Poems
  • By: Natalie Diaz
  • Narrated by: Natalie Diaz
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry
Finalist for the 2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry
Finalist for the 2020 Forward Prize for Best Collection

Postcolonial Love Poem, the brilliant second collection from Natalie Diaz, holds in its pages the urgent appeal for all bodies―bodies of lovers, family, enemies, as well as of language and rivers and land―to be held dearly. In her lyrical landscape, Diaz tenderly prods the wounds inflicted by America onto its Indigenous peoples. When she states “Let me call my anxiety, desire, then. / Let me call it, a garden,” Diaz allows for the sensation of pleasure to be found in pain; in asserting the autonomy found within desire, the poet simultaneously enables the bodies of Indigenous, Latinx, black, and brown women to be both political and euphoric; and by forcing language to its limits, place is imbued with joy and grief, sensuality and destruction.

In this collection, Natalie Diaz opens up and confronts the conditions from which she writes, embracing bodies like hers and those she loves which have been diminished and erased. As Postcolonial Love Poem offers a picture of an America built on hope and the agency of our future choices, it is love Natalie Diaz offers most tenderly in her hands.

©2020 Natalie Diaz (P)2020 McClelland & Stewart

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An American Indian Poetry Gift

There are few that can tell a story from Natalie Diaz view. I read it and listens to the audio book together to bring the full experience to myself. Recommended by Lauren LeBlanc. I am grateful.

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A must have audiobook for every poetry fan 🙌🏽

This book is god-sent, a true gift to the ear, especially as the poet graces us with her voice — we are so lucky and I know I’ll be coming back to this book again and again because just once, is not enough!

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