Poetry. "PICTURE PALACE gives an old story a new language: girl grows up in church, thinks she can leave, but then years later realizes that despite all the things she's done to get out that she is still captive. That the girl sees this fact through the words and images of others is what makes Stephanie Young's first book since TELLING THE FUTURE OFF something so new, so moving, so resonant with connective tissue that to be so caught feels like responsibility and also liberation"—Juliana Spahr.
Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her books of poetry and prose include PET SOUNDS, It's No Good Everything's Bad, URSULA OR UNIVERSITY, PICTURE PALACE, and Telling the Future Off. She edited the anthology BAY POETICS and with Juliana Spahr, A MEGAPHONE: SOME ENACTMENTS, SOME NUMBERS, AND SOME ESSAYS ABOUT THE CONTINUED USEFULNESS OF CROTCHLESS-PANTS- AND-A-MACHINE-GUN FEMINISM. Young is a member of the Krupskaya editorial collective & teaches at Mills College. Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA