Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781938769368 Published March 2019
Downloadable Audio $16.95 ISBN: 9781938769498 Published March 2019

Luxury, Blue Lace

S. Brook Corfman

Luxury, Blue Lace

S. Brook Corfman

Distributed for Autumn House Press

80 pages | 6 x 8 | © 2019
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781938769368 Published March 2019
Downloadable Audio $16.95 ISBN: 9781938769498 Published March 2019

Often, the fact of being an individual can seem wildly at odds with the experience of containing multitudes. In Luxury, Blue Lace, S. Brook Corfman takes the reader through this complicated experience of selfhood and its multitudes, exploring the many overlapping identities a single person can contain. Corfman’s poems conjure a host of identities and selves both living and dead, gesturing towards the complex way memory and loss can inhabit us. Formed by experience, history, and the strictures of gender, the poems dwell on the challenges of fully knowing and understanding the diverse parts of a subject. While they seek out a full form for the individual, they also relish the complex multiplicity of the identities that arise through self-exploration and self-knowledge. Luxury, Blue Lace was the winner of the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize in 2018.

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"Relying on abstraction and the unspoken, Corfman shapes a story of unique gender experience and transformation in this extraordinary debut. . . .Corfman writes from carefully detailed liminal spaces, producing a work of rare beauty and thoughtfulness."
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