Nature Poem (Paperback)

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Tommy Pico is your new favorite poet and I know he's your new favorite poet because he's my new favorite poet and probably Sherman Alexie's and Eileen Myles' new favorite poet too. He captures not just the spirit but, like, the language of our time. Nature Poem seems to pick up almost where his award-winning and ingenious IRL left off. It harnesses that momentum, runs with it, and spams your inbox with this book-length poem about Teebs, a queer Native American poet living in Brooklyn who can't write about nature. It's a timely search for a reconciliation with one's history and identity, full of hard and damning truths. -Eric

— From Summer Booknotes 2017


Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, and more. A book-length poem about how an American Indian writer can't bring himself to write about nature, but is forced to reckon with colonial-white stereotypes, manifest destiny, and his own identity as an young, queer, urban-dwelling poet

Product Details
ISBN: 9781941040638
ISBN-10: 1941040632
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English