Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Juliana Spahr has lived in many places, including Chillicothe (Ohio), Buffalo (New York), Honolulu (Hawaii), and Brooklyn (New York). She has absorbed, participated in, and been transformed by the politics and ecologies of each. This book is about that process. THE TRANSFORMATION "tells a barely truthful story of the years 1997-2001," a story of flora and fauna, of continents, islands, academies, connective tissue, military and linguistic operations, and of that ever-present we, to name only a few. At once exhilarating, challenging, and humbling, THE TRANSFORMATION is a hefty book in its honesty and scope, a must-read.
About the Author
Juliana Spahr was born in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1966. Spahr received her BA from Bard College in Languages and Literatures and her PhD from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in English. She has taught at Siena College (1996-7), the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1997-2003), and Mills College (2003-present). She co-edits the journal Chain with Jena Osman. Her books include The Transformation (Atelos, 2007), This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (U of California, 2005), things of each possible relation hashing against one another (Palm Press, 2003), Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You (Wesleyan U, 2001), Everybody's Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (U of Alabama, 2001), and Response (Sun and Moon, 1996).