Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. LGBTQIA Studies. A cultural biography of Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, and a cry of mourning for a post-9/11 world of perpetual war and environmental violence.In GREEN-WOOD, the author wanders Brooklyn's famous nineteenth-century cemetery, where the burial ground becomes a portal through which she can explore her own trauma after September 11, and uncover the historical and national traumas leading up to that event. For the author, GREEN-WOOD becomes not only a place of death, but also survival in the midst of death. GREEN-WOOD bears witness to the ways in which people and things are entangled with one another in vast nets of connection.
Allison Cobb is the author of GREEN-WOOD, AFTER WE ALL DIED; Plastic: an autobiography; and Born2. She was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and Oregon Book Award. She works for the Environmental Defense Fund and lives in Portland, Oregon.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA