Poetry. LGBT Studies. "I suspect that E. Tracy Grinnell is an ecstatic. Yes, I'm using the word as a noun. Very few poets are able to sustain, and then communicate to others, the state of being outside oneself, or beside oneself, as she does. It's only from the experience of being formless that someone can embody multiple forms in time (all time). Poetry—the page—may not be the most effective at easing our human terror (that solid ground is an illusion, that we may all just be a sound that repeats...) however, 'while in duration / even then / are elements of light.'"—Stacy Szymaszek
E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of several books of poetry, including HELL FIGURES (Nightboat Books, 2016), PORTRAIT OF A LESSER SUBJECT (Elis Press, 2015), Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), SOME CLEAR SOUVENIR (O Books, 2006), and MUSIC OR FORGETTING (O Books, 2001). Grinnell's poetry has been translated into French, Serbian, and Portuguese. She currently teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.
Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA