Poetry. "the posture of the little hero is self-explanatory." In her seventh book, WARDOLLY, Oakland poet Elizabeth Treadwell traces currencies of war and home-shore, in the micro and the mac. "This is a feminine poetry, marvelous, tough, and unrelenting"--Maureen Thorson. "If you want a feminist invention that is at once comic and confident, melodic and bizarre, affectionate and committed to its principles--then Treadwell is the next poet for you"--Stephen Burt. "Elizabeth Treadwell's writing, in which human figures appear amidst fantastically embroidered surfaces, demonstrates volubility, humor, and intelligence in spades"--Joyelle McSweeney. Treadwell is the former director of the Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and currently edits two online poetry magazines, Delirious Hem and Thimble. BIRDS & FANCIES, LILYFOIL + 3, CHANTRY, and others are available from SPD.
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.