New PDF release: An Arrangement of Skin: Essays

By Anna Journey

ISBN-10: 1619028476

ISBN-13: 9781619028470

ISBN-10: 1640091025

ISBN-13: 9781640091023

A bold assortment at the human physique through an award-winning poet grew to become essayist

Anna Journey’s lyrical and layered association of essays dazzles together with her reflections on our moving selves—the many “skins” we inhabit in a existence. An association of Skin is via turns beguiling, darkish, carnal, and deeply own. trip revels within the flexibility and hybridity of the essay shape, enriching her idiosyncratic anecdotes with literary and cultural meditations and electrifying the paintings with a poet’s prepared ear and canny eye.
These essays swerve artfully between topics—a recollection of a private rupture and resulting name to a suicide hotline opens right into a attention of taxidermy and lyric time; a mother’s penchant for telling macabre tales on the dinner desk connects to campfire songs and the cultural significance of yankee roots tune; and a tattoo artist named after a pirate-themed rum reminds us how we inscribe our skins and spirits during the intimate gestures of ink. this can be a first assortment from an essayist of the top order.

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