9781936797912

Personal Science

by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

$16.95

What happens when the imagined life and the stories we tell ourselves become terrifying, given our human ability to inhabit both mental and physical worlds? Bertram’s third full-length collection pivots on an extended piece of creative nonfiction, “Forecast,” which shows how obsessive thinking can begin in actual occurrences that are then exploded in the imagination. The science is personal, as the factual is tinted and stylized, filtered through a self grappling with the difficulty of knowing what is “real.”

Format: paperback

ISBN: 978-1-936797-91-2 Categories: , ,

July Open Reading Selection

What happens when the imagined life and the stories we tell ourselves become terrifying, given our human ability to inhabit both mental and physical worlds? Bertram’s third full-length collection pivots on an extended piece of creative nonfiction, “Forecast,” which shows how obsessive thinking can begin in actual occurrences that are then exploded in the imagination. The science is personal, as the factual is tinted and stylized, filtered through a self grappling with the difficulty of knowing what is “real.”

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Weight.4 lbs
Dimensions6 x .5 x 9 in

Lillian-Yvonne BertramLillian-Yvonne Bertram’s first book, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise (Red Hen, 2012), was selected by Claudia Rankine for the Benjamin Saltman Award. She is also author of a slice from the cake made of air (Red Hen, 2016) and a chapbook, cutthroat glamours (Phantom Limb, 2013). She holds degrees in creative writing from the University of Utah, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Carnegie Mellon University, and is now assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.

 

Praise for the poetry of Lillian-Yvonne Bertram:

“Touched but never bound by singular doctrines of narrative, lyric, or experiment, her poems merge linguistic zeal with capacious imagination.”  — Terrance Hayes, on But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise

“Lillian-Yvonne Bertram . . . lives, brilliantly, with whole heart, whole mind, and whole body, in the contradictions. . . . She shows us . . . that Illusion is the Medium Which Allows Emptiness to Become Something Special, and I love this book beyond loving.”—Sarah Vap, on a slice from the cake made of air