Electric Literature: Is This Dissertation Research or a First Date?

An excerpt from Short War by Lily Meyer Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2015 Nina Lazris met her husband in the week between arriving in Buenos Aires and discovering the book that punched holes in her personal history. Besides that, she did little of note. She unpacked her bags, set up a writing space in her […]

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Los Angeles Review of Books: Allegorical Moments: Lyn Hejinian’s Life in Writing

Los Angeles Review of Books: Allegorical Moments: Lyn Hejinian’s Life in Writing

THE POET AND University of California professor Lyn Hejinian died at her home in Berkeley on February 24, 2024. “[A] founding figure of the Language poetry movement of the 1970s and an influential force in the world of experimental and avant-garde poetics,” according to the Poetry Foundation, she influenced and supported multiple individual writers, poetic […]

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Electric Literature: 9 Books that Center Deaf and Hard of Hearing Characters 

Electric Literature: 9 Books that Center Deaf and Hard of Hearing Characters 

Growing up with a pair of hearing aids, it never occurred to me that deafness was an experience. Mostly it was a problem that I was taught to hide. When I started meeting other deaf people my own age, and learning British Sign Language, I began to see deafness from a new perspective. Books, when […]

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