The poem is part of a manuscript I'm currently working on, which is my attempt to project a mode of disclosure, even as the method of composition--which involves the liberal extraction and combination of passages from several intertexts--works against this seeming tonality. The poem contains passages from The Life of Saint Teresa of vila (1957) by herself, translated by J. M. Cohen.
Cayanan, M. (2019). Poem from I Look at My Body and See the Source of My Shame: Ecstasy Facsimile (Rescue me after the gangrenous limb's been cut off). Illinois: Crab Orchard Review, 24, 9.