Author: Monica Ong
Publisher: Kore Press (2015)
2014 Kore Press First Book Winner, selected by Joy Harjo
Silent Anatomies is a poetic-visual hybrid that traverses the body's terrain, examining the phenomena of cultural silences. Whether it is shame obscuring the female body, the social stigma shrouding certain illnesses, or the cryptic stories of her ancestors, Monica Ong interrogates the agency of the daughter, who must decide whether or not to speak out. What happens to stories that go underreported, un-translated, or are completely erased?