FETAL POSITION is a poetic study of different forms of labor in scenes of their emergence such as the noise of being born and transmissions of inter-generational violence. Here, voices speak who Melgard herself is not - or not yet - but who the poet operates in relation to becoming (potential parent, aspiring full-time employee, deranged cat lady, a hurt person automated to reproduce harm), all of whom work to navigate futures in foreclosure.
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FETAL POSITION arrives as Holly Melgard's first full- length book of poetry. As co-founder and co-editor for over a decade with the experimental collective P.O.D. + .pdf platform Troll Thread, she currently works as a freelance book designer. With a PhD in Poetics from SUNY Buffalo, she teaches at New York University and City University of New York.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA