Nightboat Books, 9781937658892, 104pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2018
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Livingry is anxious lyric, marking the witchy daily as spun by a woman processing grief, vexation, fear, expectation, kinship, disintegration, rage, exhilaration, hope and dedication. These poems--ragged edges against which something like a politics catches--might best be seen through tall grasses. Meanwhile, a messy prose thaws, pools beneath the lineated surface of this lush second book.
About the Author
Gracie Leavitt was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Maine in a log cabin her parents built, and made a home in New York after graduating from Bard College with a BA in human rights and from Brooklyn College with an MFA in poetry. She is the author of the chapbook Gap Gardening, and her poems, articles, and translations from Spanish have appeared in both periodicals and anthologies. Previous theatrical projects include her original play PITCH, which debuted at La Mama E.T.C. in collaboration with East Coast Artists.