• Title: The Taxidermist's Cut
  • Author: Rajiv Mohabir
  • ISBN: 9781935536727
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Taxidermist s Cut The Taxidermist s Cut is a collection that centers the pressures of being a queer brown youth awakening sexually in a racist anti immigrant matrix As an Indo Caribbean the queer countried speaker is
    The Taxidermist s Cut is a collection that centers the pressures of being a queer brown youth awakening sexually in a racist, anti immigrant matrix As an Indo Caribbean, the queer countried speaker is illegible as an Indian as well as an American Haunted by his migration narrative, the speaker tries to make himself fit into his environment by sloughing off his skin and sThe Taxidermist s Cut is a collection that centers the pressures of being a queer brown youth awakening sexually in a racist, anti immigrant matrix As an Indo Caribbean, the queer countried speaker is illegible as an Indian as well as an American Haunted by his migration narrative, the speaker tries to make himself fit into his environment by sloughing off his skin and stretching new ones over his body At stake here is surviving a palimpsest of violence violences enacted upon the speaker and violences the speaker enacts upon himself through cutting Mohabir engages with the body and the land as a series of incisions and overlays to cover the damage of memory of a South Asian brown body dealing with aggressions and joys This is a collection of twisted love stories as slits that exposes the meat and bone of trauma and relief Drawing from outside source texts such as animal tracking guides and taxidermy manuals, these poems attempt to show the process of how to survive being erased on all fronts.

    One Reply to “The Taxidermist's Cut”

    1. To read the burb on the flysheet, I was really anxious to read this. I found only 5 poems of 49 poems that were interesting and moving.

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