A Library of Light

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Wesleyan University Press
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5.8 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

DANIELLE VOGEL is a cross-genre writer and interdisciplinary artist. Her books include A Library of Light, Edges & Fray, The Way a Line Hallucinates Its Own Linearity, and Between Grammars. She is associate professor of English at Wesleyan University.


"Danielle Vogel is an alchemist of language, time, and the body. Reading A Library of Light, I almost expected my thoughts to materialize in front of me. What a strange, intense pleasure it is to feel the categories dissolving, to be allowed to accompany Vogel in her journey 'through the door of [her] mother's body' and into all the light she both finds and makes beyond."--Heather Christle, author of The Crying Book

"This gorgeous elegy and meditation on light moves into hidden interiors and considers essential questions of love, loss, and self as frequency or vibration. Vogel consults the library of light, revisiting a psychic silence, a death, shards of memory and intergenerational trauma through a vantage of multi-dimensional being."--Laynie Brown, author of The Poet's Novel

"A Library of Light is a fascinating book in which language comes out of both 'light' and 'wreckage.' It is also a compassionate reflection on self-integration, architecture, sight, vision, and illumination, built from the affordances of language."--Prageeta Sharma, author of Grief Sequence

"Every instant for writing is acknowledged as a blessing, in a book wrought with tenderness and care. Danielle Vogel's A Library of Light is a rare book burnt of excess, with the body's larger shape inhering in its austere bones."--Sylee Gore, Poetry Foundation