Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Disability Studies. Laura Hershey was a vital, brilliant, and until now lesser-known American poet who, during her short life, was a major invigorating force in the movements for disability rights, queer poetries, and activist poetics. Her poems speak from the margins with the force of truth—eloquently, ferociously, and beautifully. This volume of the Unsung Masters Series, carefully curated by poets Meg Day and Niki Herd, reintroduces a wide selection of Hershey's writing to a new generation of readers. Also included are essays about her life and work by other poets and critics as well as a portfolio of photographs.
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Meg Day is the 2015-16 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship, and author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Publishing Triangle's Audrey Lorde Award and a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Day is an Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College.Niki Herd is the author of The Language of Shedding Skin. Her work has appeared recently in Obsidian and The Texas Review. She is an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston. Author City: LANCASTER, PA USA