Poetry. There are militarized zones that EXCLOSURES tracks, between our lived lives and the exclusionary logics that we are required to contain them within. Emily Abendroth tells us that society effectively criminalizes some of our most basic characteristics—our youth, our old age, our poverty, our needs for housing or a doctor's appointment, our hunger—and feeds them back to us as dangerous behaviors and/or unsustainable demands. But EXCLOSURES also seeks to map something else—something variously wobbly, tender, obdurate, and ecstatic—the ever-innovating struggle to resist, reject, and arrest such logics.
Emily Abendroth is a writer and teacher currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. Her prior print publications include the chapbooks: NOTWITHSTANDING shoring, FLUMMOX (Little Red Leaves), Exclosures ]1-8 [ (Albion Press), Property : None/Property : Undone (a broadside/multimedia project with Taproot Editions), and Toward Eadward Forward (Horse Less Press). An extended excerpt from her piece "Muzzle Blast Dander" can be found in Refuge/Refugee (Chain Links, Vol 3). She is the recipient of a 2013 Pew Fellowship for the Arts in Poetry.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA