Poetry. LGBT Studies. Winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry. Departing from Abigail Child's previous books of poetry, MOUTH TO MOUTH spans the past two decades focusing on a series of romantic and sexual relationships with both women and men. From inside the sexual whirlwind of these relations and after, Child's attention to language as embodied material highlights how mediated and multiple layers of desire can be just as thrilling and physical on the page. Even as this divergent collection of writing ranges through these relationships, it also ranges through poetic methodologies, using computers as a writerly id and organizing principle, employing constraints and aleatory processes, and recalling the body's desires in a constant process of titillation, problematization, and ongoing translation.
Abigail Child is a media artist and writer whose original montage pushes the envelope of sound-image-text. The author of five other books of poetry, among them A Motive for Mayhem (Potes & Poets Press, 1989) and SCATTER MATRIX (Roof Books, 1996) as well as a book of criticism THIS IS CALLED MOVING: A Critical Poetics of Film (University Alabama Press, 2005), her writing has appeared in many print and online journals and anthologies. Her films, compulsive visual and aural legerdemain, have been widely awarded and shown internationally. A Professor of Media at the Museum School, Boston, at Tufts University, she lives in Boston and New York.Author City: USA