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Poetry. Ecopoetic at its core, Kristi Maxwell's MY MY is concerned about the world, "that abundant stray," and scrutinizes the messiness of humans' relationships to each other and to the nonhuman—how acts of seeing can lift up or erase. Maxwell's seventh book operates under the sign of "or," testing out alternatives and revisions in the hopes of landing on a truth that can be lived with. Part-sigh, part-sly, these poems make friends with their own shiftiness and recognize that the imperfect might be the best place to look for our next c(l)ues.
Kristi Maxwell is the author of seven books of poems, including MY MY (Saturnalia Books, 2020), BRIGHT AND HURTLESS (Ahsahta Press, 2018), PLAN/K (Horse Less Press, 2015), THAT OUR EYES BE RIGGED (Saturnalia Books, 2014), RE- (Ahsahta Press, 2011), HUSH SESSIONS (Saturnalia Books, 2009), and REALM SIXTY- FOUR (Ahsahta Press, 2008). A former Elliston Fellow at the University of Cincinnati, she is assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville.Author City: LOUISVILLE, KY USA