Poetry. Women's Studies. Parenting. THE BRAID is a fever dream of pregnancy and early parenting in the era of the police state. Meditative and urgent, it interrogates the idealized portrait of mother and child to wind up somewhere much messier. A love poem shot through with ambivalence; a sustained fuck–you to Ronald Reagan and his legacy; a moment of feminist possibility on the far side of collapse."I eat crumbs out of the baby's neck / I'm glad there are no great poems by women / I'm glad there are no great poems by Jews / I'm glad there are no great poems about motherhood / I'm glad no great poems have ever been written."
Jake Reber @ Entropyinterview @ Los Angeles Review Of Booksinterview @ Jacket2 with Gabriel Ojeda-Sagueinterview @ The Conversant with Sara LarsenLaura Wetherington @ Hyperallergic
Lauren Levin is a genderqueer woman and/or art fag and the author of THE BRAID (Krupskaya 2016) and JUSTICE PIECE/TRANSMISSION (Timeless, Infinite Light 2018). In summer 2018, Lauren was a columnist at SFMoma's blog Open Space and from 2011-2014, co-edited the Poetic Labor Project. Lauren is from New Orleans and lives in Richmond, CA.Author City: Richmond, CA USA