by Claire Schwartz


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Claire Schwartz's Bound, a winner of the 2016 Button Poetry Prize, investigates queerness, Jewish identity, and kinships through a consuming series of narrative and lyric. As the book unfolds, each poem is like a ballad engulfing readers in vulnerability, politics, love, and the body. Schwartz's work is not only beautiful, it is like a flame–alive and captivating.

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ISBN-13: 9781943735280
Publisher: Button Poetry
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Claire Schwartz is a Yale Ph.D. candidate in African American Studies, American Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation A Sidelong Glance: Art, Archive, and Visions of Blackness in the Postmodern City looks at urban space as an alternative to figuration in contemporary Afrodiasporic poetry and visual art. Claire's poetry has appeared in Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Massachusetts Review, and Prairie Schooner, and her essays, reviews, and interviews in Electric Literature, The Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.

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