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Author Brown, Molly McCully, 1991- author.

Title The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded : poems / Molly McCully Brown.

Publication Info. New York : Persea Books, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  811 BRO    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  811.6 BRO    Check Shelf
Description ix, 77 pages ; 23 cm
Note "Winner of the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry".
"Karen and Michael Braziller book" - title page.
Summary "These poems explore the haunted legacy of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, an 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.
Subject State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded (Va.) -- Poetry.
Epileptics -- Poetry.
People with mental disabilities -- Poetry.
Added Title Poems. Selections
ISBN 9780892554782 paperback alkaline paper
0892554789 paperback alkaline paper
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