ever really hear it by Soham Patel
Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Hybrid Genre. Asian & Asian American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Music. Women's Studies. This collection constructs a poetics of pop music moving to embody the audience's desire to be both performer and micro. In EVER REALLY HEAR IT music is an ambient mediator of raced and gendered spaces. The book critiques music's ability to shape culture and the way marginalized bodies experience narrow space while it also honors the desires of women in their own versions of love song. The voices in this book create a mythology foregrounded in close readings of popular music's subtexts across historical consciousness.