Poetry. "In her recent books, Elizabeth Treadwell has been pushing hard against language to get to a deeper and often overlooked musicality in our world. In LILYFOIL + 3 she arrives at a musicality that is feminist and angular; that is Gertrude Stein and Mina Loy; that is pointed and luminous; that is, in short, LILYFOIL, not lily flower"--Juliana Spahr."LILYFOIL is a biography. ... [T]o talk about it with any grace we must recognize the seduction of sentiment and the way that definition will suffocate. It is a tenuous line that Elizabeth Treadwell walks. And memories here don't have their own particular values but one shared value which is neither good nor bad. Nothing can plague a person in this state. It can only tease them and lure them. Which is where LILIYFOIL leaves you"--Sarah Anne Cox. "Treadwell's imploded psychological narratives sally through various planes of reference and anti-reference, suggesting the distracted thoughts of a mind buying heaven one piece at a time, like yards
|Publisher:||Hunt, John Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Elizabeth Treadwell (born 1967) is an American poet and fiction writer. Her works in prose include the novel The Queen of Cups (SFSU, 1997) and the story collection Populace (Avec Books, 1999). Her works in verse include the collections LILYFOIL + 3 (O Books, 2004), Chantry (Chax Press, 2004), Cornstarch Figurine (Dusie Books, 2006), Birds & Fancies (Shearsman Books, 2007), and Wardolly (Chax Press, 2008). Born in Oakland, California, Treadwell is a graduate of the Berkeley Unified School District, the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. in Native American Studies, 1991), and San Francisco State University (MFA in Creative Writing, 1997). From 2000-2007, she was director of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.