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AWAKENINGS: STORIES OF BODIES & CONSCIOUSNESS, a collection of 49 short, stunning essays by both seasoned and emerging authors about the miracles, mishaps, and mysteries of the body, will make you laugh, cry, and come away with a deeper appreciation for the flesh and bones that carry us all through life.
What happens when 49 authors sit down to craft their experiences of living in a body? Magic! Curated by Diane Gottlieb, with a foreword by Gayle Brandeis, AWAKENINGS: STORIES OF BODIES & CONSCIOUSNESS is truly a magical anthology of short essays, filled with trauma and triumph; pleasures and pain; challenges, resilience, and growth. A host of seasoned writers, including Alison McGhee, Jesse Lee Kercheval, and Jacqueline Doyle, alongside emerging artists, such as Camille U. Adams, Terry Opaleck, and Sarita Sidhu, share their hearts, their limbs, their breasts—even their teeth!—on the page in this singularly stunning array of diverse voices, journeys, and literary forms. No matter where you turn in this tribute to the miracles, mishaps, and mysteries of the body, you will be moved. Awakenings will sometimes make you laugh, often make you cry, and will always spur a deep appreciation for the flesh and bones that carry us all through life.
Literary Nonfiction. Essay. LGBTQ+ Studies. Women's Studies. Miscellaneous.
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Diane Gottlieb MSW, MEd, MFA is a writer and educator, whose words appear in 2023 Best Microfiction, River Teeth, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Rumpus, Barrelhouse, Identity Theory, Hippocampus Magazine, Split Lip, Chicago Review of Books and 100-Word Story, among other literary journals and anthologies. She is the winner of Tiferet Journal's 2021 Writing Contest in the nonfiction category and was longlisted for the 2023 Wigleaf Top 50. She is the Prose/CNF Editor of Emerge Literary Journal.