Wednesday, February 8, 2017

If They Are a Silueta by Melissa Buzzeo

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February 8, 2017

If They Are a Silueta

Melissa Buzzeo

About This Poem


"The silueta is the shape that Cuban-American land and performance artist Ana Mendieta made famous in negation and also references the sculptures of women found across so many different ancient cultures. It is both the goddess and everywoman; it is featureless, just a body—or in Mendieta's take the body emptied (or outlined or echoed) in presence and absence and part of an artistic collaboration of care across time. This poem, part of a larger section called 'If I Am a Silueta' moves from the 'I' to the 'they' and is from a manuscript in progress, a poetic memoir called 'Writing.'"
—Melissa Buzzeo


Melissa Buzzeo is the author of The Devastation (Nightboat Books, 2015). She teaches at the Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Poetry by Buzzeo


The Devastation

(Nightboat Books, 2015)

"Three Fragments of Instan" by Cecilia Vicuña


"from Pinplay" by Anne Carson


"Of Shock" by Nicole Cooley




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