Poetry. Women's Studies. In dialogue with Emily Dickinson and other voices from the past, GATES & FIELDS maps a poetics of meditation and disjuncture, where loss is inconceivable and language, faith, and the rituals of grief fall short. GATES & FIELDS demands an attention to the dead, the dying, and those left behind.
Publishers Weekly reviewexcerpt @ PEN Americafeature @ HARRIET the Poetry Foundation blogreview @ Jill Magi's blog Karen Weiser @ Hyperallergicreview @ Rob McLennan's blogTimothy Otte @ Chicago Review of Books
Jennifer Firestone was raised in San Francisco and now lives in Brooklyn. She is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College (The New School). Her books include Swimming Pool (DoubleCross Press), FLASHES (Shearsman Books), HOLIDAY (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), from Flashes (Sona Books), snapshot (Sona Books), Fanimaly (Dusie Kollektiv), and GATES & FIELDS (Belladonna, 2017). Firestone co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) LETTERS TO POETS: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT POETICS, POLITICS, AND COMMUNITY (Saturnalia Books) and co-authored LITtle by LITtle with photographer and urban geographer Laura Y. Liu. Firestone has work anthologized in KINDERGARDE: AVANT-GARDE POEMS, PLAYS, SONGS, & STORIES FOR CHILDREN and Building is a Process / Light is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim. Firestone won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Robert Creeley Memorial Prize.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA