Black Maria


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Black Maria

a police van for transporting prisoners. The origins of the term remain uncertain. Most favoured is that it is named after a tough coloured boarding-house proprietrix, another after a racehorse of the time.
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Charles Butler notes that in Fire and Hemlock and Black Maria it can be difficult to tell the difference between the use of magic and the very skillful use of psychological control ("Now" 73); this is not only true in those two novels.
Three years later, police vehicles in the city became known as Black Marias.
Like Edison's Black Maria, where the immediacy of live performance was atomized into the Kinetoscope's tiny, infinitely repeatable moving images, this show's spatial and temporal play shifted the notion of the event itself.
They even had a 'White Maria' - today's version of the Black Maria - waiting to whisk off the miscreants to jail.
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Kevin Young is the author of four books of poetry, including the forthcoming Black Maria, and editor of two anthologies.
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