Powerful and Lyrical Essays from a New and Noteworthy Poet and Fiction Writer
Morgan Christie's book is in conversation with various themes including race, gender inequity, socioeconomic disparities, and others as questions regarding how experiences define us are viewed through a BOOLEAN LOGIC lens, where sums do not always equal their parts. These essays intertwine sport, family, and community and other aspects that assist in shaping identities through lineage and the lessons we take from them.
Literary Nonfiction. Essay. Family & Relationships. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies.
"BOOLEAN LOGIC is poetic and frank, delving into topics ranging from basketball to heroes to gun violence. Both infinitely personal and unashamedly political, this collection of wide-ranging essays illustrates a particular moment in American culture through the author’s particular Black experience, her athlete’s perspective, and her loyalty as a daughter. I learned new things about sports and film and aphids. I found resonance in stories about fathers and grandmothers. I reacted with tension and tears to lyrical essays about guns and trauma and ambition. While the text covers big topics like racism, inequities, and feminism, it is intensely specific. It is that specificity that elevates Boolean Logic to a collection that captures a snapshot of an American experience." --Anika Fajardo, author of Magical Realism for Non-Believers
Morgan Christie's essays, stories, and poems have appeared in Room, Callaloo, The Hawai?i Review, Sport Literate, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, Variations on a Lobster's Tale, was the winner of the 2017 Alexander Posey Chapbook Prize and her first full-length short story manuscript, THESE BODIES (Tolsun Books, 2020), was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction. Her most recent poetry chapbook, when they come (Black Sunflowers Press, 2021) is featured in the Forward Arts Foundation's National Poetry Day exhibit. She is the 2022 Arc Poetry Poem of the Year Prize recipient and her collection People Without Wings (Black Sunflowers Press, 2021) is the winner of the 2022 Digging Chapbook Series Prize. Her newest poetry chapbook à genoux (Black Sunflowers Press) will be published later this year and her novella Liddle Deaths (Stillhouse Press) is due out in 2024. Morgan is currently based out of North Carolina and is at work on her second collection of short stories.