Electric Literature: For the Teenage Girls in “Headshot,” the Boxing Ring Is a Place of Transformation

Electric Literature: For the Teenage Girls in “Headshot,” the Boxing Ring Is a Place of Transformation

Rita Bullwinkel’s debut novel Headshot takes place in the confines of a boxing ring in Reno, Nevada, over two days of championship matches to determine the winner of the 12th Annual Women’s 18 & Under Daughters of America Cup. Her protagonists, eight teenage girls, fight each other in a series of face-offs for the title […]

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Electric Literature: Exclusive Cover Reveal of “Ominous Music Intensifying” by Alexandra Teague

Electric Literature: Exclusive Cover Reveal of “Ominous Music Intensifying” by Alexandra Teague

Electric Literature is pleased to reveal the cover for the poetry collection Ominous Music Intensifying by Alexandra Teague, which will be published by Persea Books on October 1, 2024. Preorder the book here. In poems that swirl together traditional American patriotic music with current horrors—from gun violence to climate change—and in which Yeats’ famous apocalyptic figure of the […]

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