Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Andrea Rexilius's first book, TO BE HUMAN IS TO BE A CONVERSATION, combines memoir, essay, performance, research, poetry, and lyric meditation to entwine, twist, and twin the physical and spiritual consequences of sisterhood. Through a series of investigations and experiments, the text transforms initial factual fragments into the bodily material of the (heard and unheard) language of intimates. "Our crime is she began to grow in my skin," writes Rexilius, "A con artist. A mammal. A flower at the back of my skull."
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Andrea Rexilius is the author of The Way the Language Was (Letter Machine, forthcoming in Spring 2020), SISTER URN (Sidebrow Books, 2019), NEW ORGANISM:ESSAIS (Letter Machine, 2014), HALF OF WHAT THEY CARRIED FLEW AWAY (Letter Machine, 2012), and TO BE HUMAN IS TO BE A CONVERSATION (Rescue Press, 2011). She is Core Faculty in Poetry, and Program Coordinator, for the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing at Regis University. She also teaches in the Poetry Collective at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado.Author City: DENVER, CO USA