Elisa Gabbert lives and writes in Denver, CO. Recently, Black Ocean released her second book, The Self Unstable; Birds LLC published her first book, The French Exit, four years ago. She is an avid blogger, tweeter (Is that a word? IDFK.), and contributor to Open Letters Monthly.
Although The Self Unstable was published mere weeks ago, it’s already garnered much critical praise. The New Yorker listed the collection as one of their Best Book of 2013, calling it one of “the most intelligent and most intriguing” releases of the calendar year. Likewise, it has appeared on various “Year’s Best” lists at The Poetry Foundation, HTMLGiant, and elsewhere.
Last week, Gabbert agreed to answer some questions for me–via email–about her new book.
The marketing copy for your second book, The Self Unstable, calls the writing in this collection “lyric essays.” I hoped you could address…
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