This poetic series in nine parts attunes to the subject’s complex and abiding attachment to the object. The unfixed voices of these poems subtly shift across the series, from subject to object to yet a third “social” position. The poems move through a queer temporality in which the object appears suddenly yet has always already been present and in which the disappearance of the object is marked by a turn toward a future that is never in reach.
Julietta Singh is assistant professor of English at the University of Richmond, where she works in the fields of postcolonial studies, queer theory, and the environmental humanities. Her book Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements is forthcoming.