Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. A lyric meditation on affect, relationality, and environment, OF SPHERE conjures a self and world that both bloom and fall apart. Given this continually unfastening attempt to make a cosmos—to equip, adorn, dress, ornament—what is it to know, and love, and be? In constellation with the experimental prose of writers such as Hélène Cixous, Clarice Lispector, and H.D., the book investigates ways a woman, aware she's always becoming gendered, might resist sealing into a character according to cultural norms. How to be wind through goldenrod. Clarity streaked with berry juice.
Karla Kelsey is author of three books of poetry: A Conjoined Book, ITERATION NETS (Ahsahta Press, 2010), and KNOWLEDGE, FORMS, THE AVIARY (Ahsahta Press, 2006). She edits and writes for the Constant Critic and, with Aaron McCollough, co-publishes SplitLevel Texts. She teaches at Susquehanna University.Author City: SUSQUEHANNA VAL, PA USA