Poetry. "These poems manage to say everything about everything--each determining day, each shifting sense of inexhaustible person. Back of it all is an extraordinary ear for the way words find place, make a passage from here to there, blessedly keep on talking"--Robert Creeley. "Few poets are strange and quick enough to capture the frenetic quality of contemporary life. Her poems move fast, think on their feet, hit and run with equal parts of humor, glamour, and horror. In every way, she is a thoroughly original voice for our time"--Elaine Equi.
Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization. She first published BLUETS with Wave Books in 2009; in 2015, Bookforum named BLUETS one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years. Her other nonfiction titles include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Argonauts (2015), The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (2011; a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial (2007), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (2007). Her poetry titles include Something Bright, Then Holes (2007), Jane: A Murder (2005), THE LATEST WINTER (Hanging Loose Press, 2003), and SHINER (Hanging Loose Press, 2001). She writes frequently on art, and in 2016 was awarded a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship. She currently lives in Los Angeles.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA