Her book by Eireann Lorsung
Poems

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With intelligence and crystalline clarity, a chorus of female voices speaks through the poems in Her book, Éireann Lorsung's inspired second collection.

From the poet who brought us Music For Landing Planes By, Éireann Lorsung’s luminous voice is distilled through multiple unnamed female speakers in this, her second collection. Full of youth, wonder, and imagination, Her book crosses distances and generations to celebrate the lives of women, their individual and shared experiences, and the bonds that bring them together. This is also a book about translation (of experience into art, of knowledge across time and space) and conversation (with, for instance, work by Kiki Smith, widely known as a feminist artist). Lorsung writes additionally about her time spent in England and friendships she formed with women there. Together these poems comprise both her book (Lorsung’s), and hers (encompassing all who identify with that word).
 

About Eireann Lorsung

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Native Minnesotan Éireann Lorsung's first book, Music for Landing Planes By, was published by Milkweed in 2007. Since then, she has lived in France, the UK, and Belgium. Lorsung edits the journal 1110 and co-runs MIEL Books, a small press.
 
Published July 22, 2013 by Milkweed Editions. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Visceral, kinetic, world-embedded: such is the language of Lorsung (Music for Landing Planes By), a young poet whose second work investigates the individual and collective experiences of women. The narrative is divided into three parts: "Fifteen poems for Kiki Smith," which rebounds off works by ...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Her book: Poems

Visceral, kinetic, world-embedded: such is the language of Lorsung (Music for Landing Planes By), a young poet whose second work investigates the individual and collective experiences of women. The narrative is divided into three parts: "Fifteen poems for Kiki Smith," which rebounds off works by ...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Her book: Poems

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