The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded : poems
by
 
Brown, Molly McCully, 1991- author.

Title
The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded : poems

Author
Brown, Molly McCully, 1991- author.

ISBN
9780892554782

Physical Description
ix, 77 pages ; 23 cm

Abstract
"These poems explore the haunted legacy of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, a medical institution at the heart of the eugenics movement in the first half of the twentieth century in America. The author, who has cerebral palsy, grew up in the shadow of the former Colony in southwestern Virginia, aware that, had she been born fifty years earlier, she would quite possibly been admitted there, and exposed to a variety of inhumane treatments, including forced sterilization. Her poems give voice to the Colony's chorus of residents, reclaiming for them elements of their humanity" -- Provided by publisher.

Corporate Subject
State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded (Va.) (OCoLC)fst00781364
 
State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded (Va.) -- Poetry.

Subject Term
Epileptics -- Poetry.
 
People with mental disabilities -- Poetry.

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Persea Books, [2017]

General Note
"Winner of the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry".


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookLIT&LANG POETRY 811.6 BROW32530609241979Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area