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promised instruments: poems
by Kristiana Rae Colón
Northwestern University Press, 2013
Paper: 978-0-8101-2891-0
Library of Congress Classification PS3603.O464P76 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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Taking its cue from Toni Morrison’s declaration that "language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names" Kristiana Colón’s promised instruments stitches its own definitions for what is granted, what is surrendered, what is pilfered, and what is reclaimed. Her poems plumb the problem of woman’s sexuality, sexual agency, mental health, and consent with piercing musicality and disarming vulnerability. promised instruments invites its readers to interrogate their own complicity in these issues and share in the healing process.

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