Poetry. As the title suggests, APERTURE opens gaps through which to see and hear the lives of imagined and actual women. This collection becomes a stage on which these women perform, and the poems play with notions of staging, with how we present ourselves and how we are perceived and represented by others. The stories and voices in APERTURE "bend and come back again," telling the truth slant.
Anna Leahy's book Constituents of Matter won the Wick Poetry Prize, and her most recent chapbook is Sharp Miracles (Blue Lyra, 2016). Her nonfiction books include Generation Space: A Love Story (Stillhouse, 2017) and Tumor (Bloomsbury, 2017). She is the editor and co–author of What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing (Multilingual Matters, 2016). She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Chapman University, where she edits the international journal TAB and curates the Tabula Poetica reading series. With Douglas R. Dechow, Leahy co–writes Lofty Ambitions blog at http://loftyambitions.wordpress.com.Author City: ORANGE, CA USA