By Amit Majmudar
Dothead is an exploration of selfhood either severe and exhilarating. in the first pages, Amit Majmudar asserts the claims of either the self and the opposite: the name poem indicates us where of an Indian American teen within the bland encompass of a usually white peer staff, engaging of images from the poet’s Hindu culture; the very subsequent poem is a whimsical autobiography, depending for its imagery at the non secular culture of Islam. From poems concerning the therapy on the airport of people that appear like Majmudar (“my darkish unshaven brothers / whose names overlap with the crazies and God fiends”) to an extended, freewheeling abecedarian poem approximately Adam and Eve and the invention of oral intercourse, Dothead is a profoundly pleasurable cultural critique and an exhilarating scan in language. United throughout quite a lot of tones and types, the poems inhabit and explode a number of views, discovering good looks in each one.
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