L'Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems (Paperback)

By Elisa Gabbert

Black Ocean, 9781939568175, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2016

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Elisa Gabbert’s L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems, goes inside the mind of Judy, one of three characters in Wallace Shawn’s The Designated Mourner, a play about the dissolution of a marriage in the midst of political revolution. In these poems, Gabbert imagines a back story and an emotional life for Judy beyond and outside the play. Written in a voice that is at once intellectual and unselfconscious, these poems create a character study of a many-layered woman reflected in solitude, while engaging with larger questions of memory, identity, desire, surveillance, and fear.

About the Author

Elisa Gabbert is the author of L'HEURE BLEUE, OR THE JUDY POEMS (Black Ocean, 2016), THE SELF UNSTABLE (Black Ocean, 2013), and THE FRENCH EXIT (Birds, LLC, 2010). In addition to poetry, she writes about search engines, perfume, and other dangerous ideas. She is a founding member of Denver Poets' Theater and blogs at http://thefrenchexit.blogspot.com/.