My Favorite Tyrants

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My Favorite Tyrants

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Winner of the 2014 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye The word "tyrant" carries negative connotations, but in this new collection, Joanne Diaz tries to understand what makes tyranny so compelling, even seductive. These dynamic, funny, often poignant poems investigate the nature of tyranny in all of its forms-political, cultural, familial, and erotic. Poems about Stalin, Lenin, and Castro appear beside poems about deeply personal histories. The result is a powerful exploration of desire, grief, and loss in a world where private relationships are always illuminated and informed by larger, more despotic forces.

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ISBN

978-0299297848

Publication Date

Spring 3-19-2014

Publisher

University of Wisconsin Press

City

Madison

Keywords

poetry

Disciplines

Poetry