A deftly woven book-length poem that questions the existence of universal individual rights such as speech and citizenship, especially in relation to borders, both national and linguistic.




Comfortable neither with the self made entirely through autonomy or genealogy, SPEECH tracks ideas of freedom as a woman walks, threading her way through a cityscape. Place and home are recursively made in this deftly woven book-length poem overlaying west and east, here and there, past and present, citizen and other.

ISBN: 9781643620077
Paperback, 160 pages, 6 x 7.5 in
Publication Date: 09/03/2019

JILL MAGI is the author of LABOR, SLOT, Cadastral Map, and Threads. Her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Columbia Poetry Review, The Conversant …

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