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Amy De’Ath’s Essay on the Visceral ‘L(a)ying Down’ of Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en Banlieue

At Mute Magazine, poet and critic Amy De’Ath explores at length the aesthetics and complications of laying and lying (down) in Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2015). Ban’s “l(a)ying-down,” as De’Ath calls it, “signal[s] a desire to be close to the world, or get to know it, both in the matteral sense of land […]
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