Poetry. "Marci Nelligan writes: 'I don't know what I am but I am not this body only; every woman a distance from her skin by some measure of the measure of the world.' With Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian as both inspiration and site of interrogation Nelligan considers erasure and displacement of the female body in the ethos of the West. Through alluring lyric and visual poetics she opens doors, hinges, utterances. Read THE GHOST MANADA to learn 'why witches salt their thresholds.' This haunted text resides where words break open 'like feathers ripped from breasts, like beds inside beds—' . This book forges a passage and invokes the gestational, the birth of a necessary equity."—Laynie Browne
Marci Nelligan is the author of THE GHOST MANADA (Black Radish Books, 2016) and INFINITE VARIATIONS (Black Radish Books, 2011). Her work has appeared in Jacket, the Denver Quarterly,The New Orleans Review, Chain, Word For/Word, How2, Dusie, Unsplendid, and other journals. She has published two chapbooks and is the co-editor of an interdisciplinary book on Jane Jacobs, titled Intersection (Chain Links Books, 2008). She teaches creative writing at Franklin & Marshall College. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter.
Author City: LANCASTER, PA USA