Poetry. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. The Hilary Tham Capital Collection. Selected by Jericho Brown. Says Tom Sleigh, "THIS BODY / THAT LIGHTNING SHOW is a book of devastation and catastrophe, but also of beautifully calibrated, precise description in which the destruction of Atlantis and of New Orleans resonate off each other. Hers is a mythic world, but registered in a virtuosic plain style that is subtle, understated, and passionately faithful in its textures to the local world of her neighborhood, her own damaged family home, and the collective fate of New Orleans. You could call Gross a classicist, but her classicism is the kind that sees the wildness and strangeness in human behavior with a wise, tough eye, an admirable moral restraint, and a deep compassion and affection for human contradiction. This is one of the finest first books I've ever read."
Elizabeth Gross is a poet and translator from New Orleans. She collaborated with artist Sara White on the chapbook Dear Escape Artist and co-translated and produced a new adaptation of Euripides' Bakkhai at the Marigny Opera House. She teaches interdisciplinary humanities at Tulane University and co-organizes The Waves Reading Series, showcasing the work of LGBTQIA+ writers. Her work has appeared in a wide array of journals, including Fairy Tale Review, Okey-Panky, Painted Bride Quarterly, and TENDERLOIN.Author City: NEW ORLEANS, LA USA