Museum of the Americas

Museum of the Americas

English | October 2, 2018 | ISBN: 0143133446 | EPUB | 112 Pages | 4.6 MB

Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry

Winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Cornelius Eady-an exploration in verse of imperial appropriation and Mexican American cultural identity

The poems in J. Michael Martinez's third collection of poetry circle around how the perceived body comes to be coded with the trans-historical consequences of an imperial narrative. Engaging beautiful and otherworldly Mexican casta paintings, morbid photographic postcards depicting the bodies of dead Mexicans, the strange journey of the wood and cork leg of General Santa Anna, and Martinez's own family lineage, Museum of the Americas gives accounts of migrant bodies caught beneath, and fashioned under, a racializing aesthetic gaze. Martinez questions how "knowledge" of the body is organized through visual perception of that body, hypothesizing the corporeal as a repository of the human situation, a nexus of culture. Museum of the Americas' poetic revives and repurposes the persecuted ethnic body from the appropriations that render it an art object and, therefore, diposable.


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