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"Madness pays homage to all poets whose work goes underappreciated."-The New York TimesSet in a speculative present, Madness alternates between poetry and editorial commentary to investigate how language spans a life. Madness is a selected poems for a fictional poet: Luis Montes-Torres, a gay Cuban exile who makes a minor name for himself in the world of poetry before the contours of his ordinary life become overwhelming, stilted, and impossible.
This is a story of the unpredictable wavering between anxiety and attachment, between the political and the personal, that accompanies any American life marked by difference.
Madness is a study in how pleasure, crisis, wonder, disappointment, love, and fantasy are written into our forms for living.
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