top of page
Mendoza, Paula - Play for Time: Poems

Mendoza, Paula - Play for Time: Poems

SKU: 6221854
$16.00Price
In her blistering debut, Paula Mendoza wields the weapon of language as she dismantles the longstanding traditions of the colonial narrative, male speech, and the sentimental love poem. Taking on the forms of historically polarizing figures--the witch, the femme-dom, Eve--the speaker of her poems is both submissive object and powerful agent that wills herself caught between pirate and plunder, that rewrites linguistic scripts to survive oppression, that self-immolates into a state of rebirth, that asks what use or meaning can be made of brokenness and displacement.

Playful and deliberate, innovative and strange, Play for Time, Mendoza's debut collection of experimental lyric poems demolishes the literary commonplaces of "universality" and provides a timely introduction to an explosively original voice in poetry.

Selected by Vijay Seshadri as the winner of the 2019 Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize. Playful and deliberate, innovative and strange, Play for Time, Mendoza's debut collection of experimental lyric poems demolishes the literary commonplaces of "universality" and provides a timely introduction to an explosively original voice in poetry.
Out of Stock
bottom of page