Poetry. Women's Studies. A study of the ways we replicate and resist oppressive social structures, Emily Brandt's FALSEHOOD is a biting, earnest, and sometimes playful reckoning. Stuck in the suburbs of White America, Brandt's speaker scratches the surface of the dreamy veneer and finds worlds of repression, oppression and hidden abuses. Such violences are steeped in a normalcy these poems resist. With remarkable precision, Brandt's potent debut offers a searing meditation on the forces that would control us.
Emily Brandt is the author of three chapbooks, and her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. She's been in residence at Saltonstall Arts Colony and was a 2016 Emerging Poets Fellow at Poets House. She earned an MFA from New York University, where she facilitated the Veterans Writing Workshop. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear, curator of the LINEAGE reading series at Wendy's Subway, and an Instructional Coach at a NYC public school.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA