Copy (Paperback)

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Copy (Paperback)

By Dolores Dorantes, Robin Myers (Translator)


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From Mexican-born poet Dolores Dorantes, Copy is a book-length prose poem examining extrication, refuge, and reintegration, presented in English for the first time by award-winning translator Robin Meyers.

Through deconstructed dictionary entries and powerfully syncopated, recursive texts, Copy is a prose poem sequence that insinuates an experience of violent removal: a person's disappearance from a country, from normal life, and forcible reintegration into a new social and existential configuration.

This displaced, dispossessed voice explores what it means to be extracted, subtracted, abstracted out of being--and returned into it. Meditative, urgent, and alive, Copy asserts itself as an invocation, both intensely personal and insistently communal, of the right to refuge, and it enacts a powerful homage to the human capacity for creation and metamorphosis. In this way, this book points to the wound of being extricated, serving as both a suture and a salve.

Dolores Dorantes is an Acharya in the Buddhist tradition, a journalist, writer, therapist, poet, performer, and sacred animal. She is a Mexican born in the mountains of Veracruz in 1973 but raised in Ciudad Juarez. Recent books translated into English are The River, a collaboration with the artist Zoe Leonard, and Style. Her socio-cultural writings and political-social reflections, along with the majority of her books, are part of the commons at She believes in a United Latin America. Robin Myers is a translator and poet. She writes a monthly column for Palette Poetry and lives in Mexico City.
Product Details ISBN: 9781950268566
ISBN-10: 195026856X
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 88
Language: English