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Poetry. Part autobiography, part revisionist biography of Jane Bowles, UNBECOMING BEHAVIOR is Kate Colby's attempt to "wind [herself] like a stripe to a pole" in order to catch an honest glimpse of herself "in the corner of [her own] eye." The long poem is about personal historicity, persona, performance, femininity, travel, exile, home, storytelling, and the act of writinPoetry. Part autobiography, part revisionist biography of Jane Bowles, UNBECOMING BEHAVIOR is Kate Colby's attempt to "wind [herself] like a stripe to a pole" in order to catch an honest glimpse of herself "in the corner of [her own] eye." The long poem is about personal historicity, persona, performance, femininity, travel, exile, home, storytelling, and the act of writing itself. "To use her own words, Kate Colby's poetry 'cannibalizes' and 'interbreeds' with itself, with the author's life, and with the work and life of Jane Bowles, the great 20th century fiction writer and playwright. This booklength poem creates its own trajectory--a set of rapid explosions which transform into caresses. Colby's harmonics--graceful, melodic, fluid and dissonant by turn--work in counterpoint to the relentless flow of fragments and blurs. UNBECOMING BEHAVIOR is hyper-active to the extreme, and a step onwards"--Lewis Warsh....

Title : Unbecoming Behavior
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ISBN : 9781933254401
Format Type : perfect bound
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
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Unbecoming Behavior Reviews

  • Megan Kaminski
    2019-04-19 05:07

    In Unbecoming Behavior, Colby has created an inventive, cerebral and sen- sual poetic. The poem dissolves and damages the sanctity of narrative, gender, and the coherent self, while reinventing and recontextualizing some of the very constructs that it seeks to destroy. (full review in Dusie, issue 8: http://www.dusie.org/)