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  • Author(s): Rebele-Henry, Brynne
  • Series:
    Pitt Poetry Series
  • Publication Information:
    Pittsburgh, Pa : University of Pittsburgh Press. 2018
  • معلومة اضافية
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Winner of the AWP 2017 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry In ancient fertility carvings, artists would drill holes into the woman's body to signify penetrability, which is the basis of Autobiography of a Wound: allowing those wounds and puncture marks to speak through the fertility figures. The wounds are chronicled through letters and poems addressed to F (F stands for the fertility carvings themselves, which are being addressed as one unified deity), and A (Aphrodite, who is being referenced as a general deity of womanhood, a figurine that reappears throughout the poems, and a symbol that is referenced or portrayed in almost every fertility figurine or carving). Autobiography of a Wound reconstructs the narrative surrounding female pathos and the idea of the hysteric girl.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780822965671. 9780822986188.
    • Accession Number:
      1048941779
    • Accession Number:
      1868024
    • Publication Information:
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      REBELE-HENRY, B. Autobiography of a Wound. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. ISBN 9780822965671. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1868024&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 20 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Rebele-Henry B. Autobiography of a Wound. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1868024&custid=s8280428. Accessed February 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      Rebele-Henry, B. (2018). Autobiography of a Wound. University of Pittsburgh Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rebele-Henry, Brynne. 2018. Autobiography of a Wound. Pitt Poetry Series. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1868024&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Rebele-Henry, B. (2018) Autobiography of a Wound. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press (Pitt Poetry Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1868024&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 20 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rebele-Henry, B 2018, Autobiography of a Wound, Pitt Poetry Series, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa, viewed 20 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Rebele-Henry, Brynne. Autobiography of a Wound. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1868024&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rebele-Henry, Brynne. Autobiography of a Wound. Pitt Poetry Series. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1868024&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rebele-Henry B. Autobiography of a Wound [Internet]. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 20]. (Pitt Poetry Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1868024&custid=s8280428

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2018 September #2

Here, Rebele-Henry uses language that's angry, obsessive, visceral, energized, and accomplished for her years; she was not quite 18 when this debut collection won the AWP's Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. At its heart is a kneeling fertility figure that proclaims, "All I need to be pretty is salt and old bruises," and the poems as a whole capture the many ways that women are wounded. "Everyone likes to see a pretty girl with her face crumpled/ Into a hurt beyond recognition or, better yet,/ dead somewhere with her legs open" says "Portrait of a female figure with puncture marks & frayed rope," while "Self-portrait as a broken Venus statuette" features a girl who says "I don't like children and can't give birth" while finally asserting, "We will be beautiful/ and deadly." Throughout, portraits and self-portraits, aubades and letters to F (for the fertility carvings) and A (for Aphrodite, a figurine representing womanhood) echo with a multitude of desperate voices. VERDICT Wise, startling, often painful reading from a poet to watch.

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