Jay Besem at The Volta delves into Sandra Doller’s Leave Your Body Behind
Coming to the book with expectations of gendered writing will frustrate some readers, unless those expectations embrace something fragmentary, static-filled and unstable. In fact, the body most referenced or inhabited in the text seems to be an implicitly vague poet’s body, not quite “one-size fits all” or entirely genderless, but rather a poet’s body that is pragmatically simultaneous to suit the needs of the work. Is “poet” its own gender? Doller is adept at problematizing the subjective and the poet-as-subject using the very tools and material of subjecthood.
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