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Author Rebele-Henry, Brynne, 1999-
Title Poems. Selections
Autobiography of a wound / Brynne Rebele-Henry.
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]

Author Rebele-Henry, Brynne, 1999-
Series Pitt poetry series
Pitt poetry series.
Subject American poetry -- 21st century.
Description 1 online resource.
Note Poems.
Contents Intro; Contents; Scarab with device of kneeling fertility figure before obelisk; Portrait of a female figure with puncture marks & frayed rope; Self-portrait as a woman with a bullet wound; Self-portrait as a girl made out of stone; Self-portrait as a broken Venus statuette; Definition of Girl; Definition of a Fist; Definition of Basalt; Definition of Bleeding; Definition of a Broken Wrist; Aubade for a dying girl; Aubade for a wound; Aubade for a marble child; Self-portrait with needles & a broken mouth; Self-portrait as a wound; Female fertility figure, bone, carved, B.C.
Portrait as yourselfPortrait as a menstruating figure; Portrait as a dying man; Portrait as a bleeding woman; Self-portrait as the boys who died & the girls who were turned to bones; Picture of F, myself & a lake town; Picture of three girls, a white house & F; Picture of the lost children & the first menstruation; Self-portrait as the lake in which they were drowned; Self-portrait as a girl without a body; Self-portrait as a fertility figure; Self-portrait as a drowning city; Figure of Isis/Aphrodite; Self-portrait as split-open lips, a gun & a cornfield at night.
Self-portrait as a wound, a bird skull & a stoneThe brief life of a marble woman; The brief life of a wound; The brief life of a girl; The brief life of a stone figure; The death of S, Aphrodite & the kneeling basilisk; The carving of S/Aphrodite & F; Marble female figure; The pathos of fertility, 1921, Germany; Standing female figure wearing a strap & a necklace; Figure of fertility goddess (2700 B.C.); Figure of fertility goddess (2000 B.C.); Plaque with nude female in a shrine niche; Terracotta statuette of a nude woman; Head of a woman, 220 B.C.; Kneeling female deity.
The history of bonesThe history of violence; Self-biography as a hole; Self-biography as a Venus; Self-biography as a false saint; Self-biography as a pregnant woman; Self-biography as a girl with no mouth; Autobiography of a Venus figure; Autobiography of something fertile; Autobiography of basalt & broken stones; Autobiography of a wound; Notes and Acknowledgments.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9780822986188 (electronic bk.)
0822986183 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1048941779
Additional Format Print version: 0822965674 9780822965671 (OCoLC)1032025395

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