This is the second volume of a trilogy (the first wasThe Plum Flower Dance) in which Weaver analyzes his life, striving to become the ideal poet. InThe Government of Nature,Afaa Michael Weaver explores the trauma of his childhood-including sexual abuse-using a "cartography and thematic structure drawn from Chinese spiritualism." Weaver is a practitioner of Daoism, and this collection deals directly with the abuse in the context of Daoist renderings of nature as metaphor for the human body.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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