Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Memoir. Cultural Criticism. In THE WORD PRETTY Elisa Gabbert brings together humor and observational intelligence to create a roving and curious series of lyrical essays on writing, reading, and living. Combining elements of criticism, meditation, and personal essay, this book reveals a poet's attention turned to subjects from translation to aphorism, from unreliable memory to beauty and the male gaze.
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Elisa Gabbert is the author of THE WORD PRETTY (Black Ocean, 2018), L'HEURE BLEUE, OR THE JUDY POEMS (Black Ocean, 2016), THE SELF UNSTABLE (Black Ocean, 2013), and THE FRENCH EXIT (Birds, LLC, 2010). Her poems and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, A Public Space, Boston Review, Paris Review Daily, Guernica, Harvard Review, and Threepenny Review, among other publications. She lives in Denver.Author City: DENVER, CO USA