Madame X by Darcie Dennigan

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Poetry. All wide awake in a state of delirium, Darcie Dennigan's MADAME X stands at the intersection of the surreal and the historical, an ill communication of the anxieties and ecstasies of the 21st century.

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Dennigan's first collection of poems, Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse , was selected by Alice Fulton for the Poets Out Loud Prize, and her second, MADAME X, is out from Canarium Books. She's the recipient of a Discovery/ The Nation Award, as well as awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Rhode Island Council on the Arts, and elsewhere. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Published April 3, 2012 by Canarium Books. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Dennigan’s poem “Matriarchy,” the mysterious Madame X makes an appearance, asking the bewildering question, “Why Have There Been No Great Male Pietà s?” Many of the poems in Dennigan’s collection are dense, lengthy monologues broken up only by breath-like ellipses and strange circu...

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