The Lyric Essay as Resistance: Truth from the Margins

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Price
$24.99
Publisher
Wayne State University Press
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780814349601

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About the Author

Zoë Bossiere is a genderfluid writer from Tucson, Arizona. She is the managing editor of Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction and coeditor of its anthology, The Best of Brevity.
Erica Trabold is an assistant professor at Sweet Briar College, author of Five Plots, and recipient of the Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize.

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The inventive formats dazzle, finding novel ways to drive home each piece's message and testifying to the rewards found when writers are willing to break the rules. These selections exemplify the profound possibilities inherent in the lyric essay.

-- "Publisher's Weekly"

With Auden's elegy for Yeats, we tend to fixate on what poetry--or the lyric--can't do and forget that he goes on to say, 'it survives / In the valley of its making where executives / Would never want to tamper.' Indeed, its survival helps us better endure. This brilliant gathering of essayists that Bossiere and Trabold have curated for us is aimed square against kyriarchy. And the collection has me convinced. The lyric can be a powerful tool of resistance. Some truths can only be uttered from the margins.

--Geoffrey Babbitt "."