Mend : Poems

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  • Author(s): Maples, Kwoya Fagin
  • Series:
    The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series
  • Publication Information:
    Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky. 2018
  • معلومة اضافية
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      The inventor of the speculum, J. Marion Sims, is celebrated as the'father of modern gynecology,'and a memorial at his birthplace honors'his service to suffering women, empress and slave alike.'These tributes whitewash the fact that Sims achieved his surgical breakthroughs by experimenting on eleven enslaved African American women. Lent to Sims by their owners, these women were forced to undergo operations without their consent. Today, the names of all but three of these women are lost.In Mend: Poems, Kwoya Fagin Maples gives voice to the enslaved women named in Sims's autobiography: Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy. In poems exploring imagined memories and experiences relayed from hospital beds, the speakers challenge Sims's lies, mourn their trampled dignity, name their suffering in spirit, and speak of their bodies as'bruised fruit.'At the same time, they are more than his victims, and the poems celebrate their humanity, their feelings, their memories, and their selves. A finalist for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, this debut collection illuminates a complex and disturbing chapter of the African American experience.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780813176277. 9780813176284. 9780813176291.
    • Accession Number:
      1052507652
    • Accession Number:
      1803969
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MAPLES, K. F. Mend : Poems. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. ISBN 9780813176277. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1803969&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 14 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Maples KF. Mend : Poems. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1803969&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Maples, K. F. (2018). Mend : Poems. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1803969&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Maples, Kwoya Fagin. 2018. Mend : Poems. The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1803969&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Maples, K. F. (2018) Mend : Poems. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky (The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1803969&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 14 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Maples, KF 2018, Mend : Poems, The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, viewed 14 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Maples, Kwoya Fagin. Mend : Poems. The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1803969&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Maples, Kwoya Fagin. Mend : Poems. The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1803969&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Maples KF. Mend : Poems [Internet]. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 14]. (The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1803969&custid=s8280428