Literary Nonfiction. "Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color." A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue, while folding in, and responding to, the divergent voices and preoccupations of such generative figures as Wittgenstein, Sei Shonagon, William Gass and Joan Mitchell. BLUETS further confirms Maggie Nelson's place within the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.
Alex Gallo-Brown in Bunker Hill Elisa Gabbert @ Open Letters Monthlyinterview by Susie DeFord @ BOMBLOGJeffrey Cyphers Wright @ The Brooklyn RailGina Myers @ BookslutRay McDaniel @ The Constant CriticBen Fama @ FanzineKathleen Rooney in Boston ReviewBrian Foley's Best Poetry Books of 2010@ No Tell Motel Poetry BlogKelli Anne Noftle @ The Offending Adam
Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization. She first published BLUETS with Wave Books in 2009; in 2015, Bookforum named BLUETS one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years. Her other nonfiction titles include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Argonauts (2015), The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (2011; a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial (2007), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (2007). Her poetry titles include Something Bright, Then Holes (2007), Jane: A Murder (2005), THE LATEST WINTER (Hanging Loose Press, 2003), and SHINER (Hanging Loose Press, 2001). She writes frequently on art, and in 2016 was awarded a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship. She currently lives in Los Angeles.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA