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.
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Jennifer Firestone is the author of five books of poetry and four chapbooks including Story (Ugly Duckling Presse, forthcoming), TEN (BlazeVOX [books]), GATES & FIELDS (Belladonna* Collaborative), Swimming Pool (DoubleCross Press), FLASHES (Shearsman Books), HOLIDAY (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), from Flashes and snapshot (Sona Books) and Fanimaly (Dusie Kollektiv). She co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) LETTERS TO POETS: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT POETICS, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY (Saturnalia Books) and is collaborating with Marcella Durand on Other Influences, a book about feminist avant-garde poetics. 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. She won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press' Robert Creeley Memorial Prize. Firestone is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College and is also Director of the Academic Fellows pedagogy program.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA