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Capable Monsters

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Title: Capable Monsters
Author: Jenkins, Marlin M
ISBN: 9781949344127
Publisher: Bull City Press
Published: 2020
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New


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Publisher Description:

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. CAPABLE MONSTERS moves through entries of the pokémon encyclopedia--the Pokédex--as a way to navigate concerns of identity: otherness, what it means to be considered a monster, how we fit into a larger societal ecosystem. To make space for the validity of oft-dismissed subject material, Marlin M. Jenkins asserts the symbolic, thematic, and narrative richness of worlds like the world of Pokémon: his poems use pokémon as a way to explore cataloguing, childhood, race, queerness, violence, and the messiness of being a human in a world of humans.