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Blackacre: poems

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Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2016].
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85 pages ; 23 cm.
811.6 Y67b 2016
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811.6 Y67b 2016

*Winner of the William Carlos Williams Award**National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist**Included in The New York Times Best Poetry of 2016**Named one of The Washington Post's Best Poetry Collections of 2016** Longlisted for the National Book Award*

"Blackacre" is a centuries-old legal fiction—a placeholder name for a hypothetical estate. Treacherously lush or alluringly bleak, these poems reframe their subjects as landscape, as legacy—a bereavement, an intimacy, a racial identity, a pubescence, a culpability, a diagnosis. With a surveyor's keenest tools, Youn marks the boundaries of the given, what we have been allotted: acreage that has been ruthlessly fenced, previously tenanted, ploughed and harvested, enriched and depleted. In the title sequence, the poet gleans a second crop from the field of Milton's great sonnet on his blindness: a lyric meditation on her barrenness, on her own desire—her own struggle—to conceive a child. What happens when the transformative imagination comes up against the limits of unalterable fact?

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Youn, M. (2016). Blackacre: poems. Minneapolis, Minn.: Graywolf Press.

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Youn, Monica. 2016. Blackacre: Poems. Minneapolis, Minn.: Graywolf Press.

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Youn, Monica, Blackacre: Poems. Minneapolis, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 2016.

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Youn, Monica. Blackacre: Poems. Minneapolis, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 2016. Print.

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