Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review of "Self-Portrait in a Wire Jacket" by Monica Youn

"Self-Portrait in a Wire Jacket" by Monica Youn was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on August 8, 2013.  The poem is a chilling statement on the results of authoritarian domination of the human spirit.  At first, the restraints cause suffering.  Eventually, one has trouble living without the restraints, just as a plant may be trained to "behave" in a certain way in a garden.

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