Literary Nonfiction. "Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color." A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue, while folding in, and responding to, the divergent voices and preoccupations of such generative figures as Wittgenstein, Sei Shonagon, William Gass and Joan Mitchell. BLUETS further confirms Maggie Nelson's place within the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.
Alex Gallo-Brown in Bunker Hill Elisa Gabbert @ Open Letters Monthlyinterview by Susie DeFord @ BOMBLOGJeffrey Cyphers Wright @ The Brooklyn RailGina Myers @ BookslutRay McDaniel @ The Constant CriticBen Fama @ FanzineKathleen Rooney in Boston ReviewBrian Foley's Best Poetry Books of 2010@ No Tell Motel Poetry BlogKelli Anne Noftle @ The Offending Adam
Maggie Nelson is most recently the author of three books of nonfiction: BLUETS (Wave Books, 2009); Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007), and The Red Parts: A Memoir (Free Press, 2007). The Art of Cruelty, a work of art criticism, is forthcoming from WW Norton in July of 2011. Nelson is also the author of several books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007), Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005), THE LATEST WINTER (Hanging Loose Press, 2003) and SHINER (Hanging Loose, 2001). In 2007 she was the recipient of an Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She has taught writing and literature at the Graduate Writing Program of the New School, Wesleyan University, and Pratt Institute of Art. Nelson currently lives in Los Angeles where she teaches on the BFA and MFA faculty of the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA