Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Edited by Geoffrey Babbitt and David Weiss. FIVE PLOTS is a debut essay collection by Erica Trabold, winner of the inaugural Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize, selected by John D'Agata. FIVE PLOTS delves into notions of how we are shaped by the land every bit as much as we shape it. This is a book that eschews easy ways of understanding and experiencing the world by investigating place as a malleable psychological and phenomenological force.
Erica Trabold is a Nebraska-born essayist. Her lyric essays appear in The Rumpus, Passages North, The Collagist, South Dakota Review, Seneca Review, Essay Daily, and elsewhere. A graduate of Oregon State University's MFA program and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Erica writes and teaches in Portland, Oregon.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA