Ugly Music

Ugly Music

Diannely Antigua’s debut collection Ugly Music is a cacophonous symphony of reality, dream, trauma, and obsession. It reaches into the corners of love and loss where survival and surrender are blurred. The poems span a traumatic early childhood, a religious adolescence, and later a womanhood that grapples with learning how to create an identity informed by, yet in spite of...

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Title:Ugly Music
Author:Diannely Antigua
Edition Language:English

Ugly Music Reviews

  • Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad

    I was getting more stressed with every poem I read because I knew I was getting closer to the end, and that’s not where I ever wanted to be.

  • Karin

    Beautiful, aching collection of family, memory, faith, desire wrought with violence, sadness, sweet honesty. Antigua’s approach is stereophonic, strung with little lights of hope and love. Her voice is clear, singular, versed and chorused. Her poems are a gift, honey-golden and wishing to be tasted.

  • Kate Gaskin

    In Ugly Music, Diannely Antigua strips away the ugly parts of what it means to be human, examining each with a precise eye and uncanny lyricism. Girlhood and womanhood are reduced to their beautiful and vulgar particulars. Faith meets heresy as erotic, romantic, and familial love thread through the book. Antigua takes the aspects of femininity women and girls are often punished for and polishes them until they sing.

  • Claudia Cortese

    I love this book! See my review of it at Muzzle Magazine:

  • Hannah V Warren

    Antigua's collection tugs at your gut, asking you to re-evaluate the way you think about language, sex, and prayer. A powerful reading experience.

    "you’re just another

    locust in a swarm of

    other locusts you’re Pharoah or Moses

    in one bed dreaming of basket

    babies praying to God

    you weren’t the firstborn"

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