Everything Grows

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Product Details

Price
$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
Three Rooms Press
Publish Date
Pages
236
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781941110683

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About the Author

Aimee Herman is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominated poet and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York, looking to disembowel the architecture of gender and what it means to queer the body. Aimee is also the author of two poetry collections, to go without blinking (BlazeVOX books) and meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA). Her work has been widely published in the U.S. and internationally in literary journals including Lavender Review, EDUCE, Sous Les Pave, and the Lambda Award-winning anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books). Aimee has taught at various universities and colleges including: CUNY Grad Center, St Johns University (Queens), Malloy College (Long Island), Stoneybrook University (Long Island), City College of New York, and Metro State (CO). She lives in Brooklyn.

Reviews

Past Praise for Aimee Herman

"Particular and fierce . . . Much like the heartfelt narratives of Lidia Yuknavitch's novels, but Herman's pieces are schisms of a form slowly coming together. By body, by light, by night." --Jacket 2

"This is re-wiring where it counts: below the lexicon. Below the public-private register." --Bhanu Kapil, author, Ban et Banlieue

"The work done in this book is desperately necessary. The next time someone grumbles about the uselessness of poetry, put these poems in their hands." --Rain Taxi

"The grace, honesty, and bravery with which [Herman] addresses issues that many won't touch with a ten-foot pole will shake you to the core." --Blotterature

"A visceral, wide eyed, queer movement that creates 'sturdy retinas' in those of us who participate." J/J Hastain, author Identity Collages

"Aimee Herman celebrates and contradicts our expectations in her disturbing juxtapositions of unexpected images." --Maureen Owen, author, Erosion's Pull

"[Herman's] words are a recipe for seeing differently." --Daphne Gottlieb, author, Pretty Much Dead
High Praise for Everything Grows

26 of the best LGBTQ Novels We Discovered This Year. "An emotional yet ultimately uplifting journey of self-discovery, acceptance of others, and learning that life is better than the alternative." --The Advocate

26 LGBTQIA+ Titles for Teens "These teen trials and family dynamics are perennially relatable. . . . The conversational writing has appeal, and Eleanor's story will hit home with many teen readers." --School Library Journal

"Awkward, affirming, and compassionate, this story about coming into one's identity will win over the hearts of its young adult audiences." --Foreword Reviews

"An epistolary love song to queer coming-of-age. It is a queer becoming that eludes the inclination toward binary and champions self-discovery as a lifelong project." --BOMB Magazine

12 Most Anticipated Historical YA Fiction of 2019 Fire up some Nirvana and Bikini Kill and check out this one set in 1993 and starring fifteen-year-old Eleanor." --BN Teen Blog

"LGBT YA Books to Get Excited for in 2019" --Autostraddle

"Sensitive and informative." --Booklist

"Page-turning prose . . . with great beauty." --Kirkus Reviews

"Aimee Herman deftly captures what it is to be 15, to be struggling with your identity, transitioning into a new school and a new way of life, and coping with things that none should have to. Eleanor's character had such a poignant and relatable journey, which, combined with stellar writing and explorations of several facets of the LGBTQ+ community (besides Eleanor, there are also more lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters), made for an unforgettable book." --The Bookish Mutant

"Eleanor's story is a positive one for young people struggling with identity, particularly LGBTQ teens." --You Know You Wanna Read It

"Underscores the importance queer mentors can play in young adult lives and inversely the tragic consequences for queer youth who have no one in their corner . . . Eleanor gives me hope that if we can keep working to uncover our own mysteries and help each other do the same along the way, the world will be a better place." --The Lesbrary

"Everything Grows plants into your heart and tears it apart as it blossoms." --Viva La Feminista

" Everything Grows genuinely felt like reading about a young person's journey through a few months of one of their most tumultuous years." --Delicate Eternity

"A thought-provoking young adult novel that is insightful and reflective. The characters are well-developed and likable. Aimee Herman deftly handles sensitive subject matter in a forthright and realistic manner." --Book Reviews & More by Kathy

"Everything Grows is a sweet and moving read about a young person growing up, coming out, and trying to find the right words to speak their truth." --Easy Vegan

"Everything Grows is a work of healing. It describes coming out as a lifelong process of discovery. Friendship, disfunction, parenting good and bad, and learning to love are unspooled here against a background of exquisite caring. It is the rare read that leaves one a wiser person." Steven Taylor, author, False Prophet: Fieldnotes from the Punk Underground; editor, Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg

"Set in the decade of grunge rock and ill-advised do-it-yourself body piercings, Aimee Herman's Everything Grows chronicles a sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny journey to acceptance, both of self and others. Eleanor Fromme is a witty, kind, and conflicted narrator who could teach many people in our nation a lot about empathy." --Julia Watts, author, Quiver

"Everything Grows is haunting. It touches the darkness of bullying and suicide, yet brims with hope. Aimee Herman's tender debut novel is an achingly real exploration of grief, self-discovery, forgiveness, and love." --Meagan Brothers, author, Weird Girl and What's His Name

"Everything Grows will grow inside you like a revelation, slowly unfolding to a shape that is vulnerable, raw and beautifully alive. . . . There's tender wisdom and a wonderfully rendered young voice that anyone can recognize as human and real--all against a backdrop of riotgrrl rebellion. Teen embodiment becomes self- conscious, painful, and filled with contradictions. Herman writes a real story, teaching everyone a little about life as lived--genuinely and in discovery." --Max Wolf Valerio, Author, The Testosterone Files

Past Praise for Aimee Herman

"Particular and fierce . . . Much like the heartfelt narratives of Lidia Yuknavitch's novels, but Herman's pieces are schisms of a form slowly coming together. By body, by light, by night." --Jacket 2

"This is re-wiring where it counts: below the lexicon. Below the public-private register." --Bhanu Kapil, author, Ban et Banlieue

"The work done in this book is desperately necessary. The next time someone grumbles about the uselessness of poetry, put these poems in their hands." --Rain Taxi

"The grace, honesty, and bravery with which [Herman] addresses issues that many won't touch with a ten-foot pole will shake you to the core." --Blotterature

"A visceral, wide eyed, queer movement that creates 'sturdy retinas' in those of us who participate." J/J Hastain, author Identity Collages

"Aimee Herman celebrates and contradicts our expectations in her disturbing juxtapositions of unexpected images." --Maureen Owen, author, Erosion's Pull

"[Herman's] words are a recipe for seeing differently." --Daphne Gottlieb, author, Pretty Much Dead