Literary Nonfiction. A DIFFERENT SHADE FOR EACH PERSON READING THE STORY is a disability-forward essay that melds memoir, neurology, chromopoetics, and literary criticism into an ecstatic embodiment of an illiterate girlhood. Shaped as an index, rather than a primary text, Hume posits the cruel optimism of reading, which promises to shape brains and lives, against the dyslexic's subterfuge intelligence. In vignettes, meditations, lapses, guesses, and fragments, all refracted through the color red, this work questions what reading means and how we come to claim it.
Christine Hume is the author of three books of poetry and six chapbooks, most recently, Question Like a Face (Image Text Ithaca), SATURATION PROJECT (Solid Objects, 2021), A DIFFERENT SHADE FOR EACH PERSON READING THE STORY (PANK Books, 2020), and SHOT (Counterpath Press, 2009). Since 2001, she has been faculty in the Interdisciplinary Creative Writing program at Eastern Michigan University.Author City: YPSILANTI, MI USA