Entanglements, Leah Souffrant
Fine Softcover with Dust-jacket; 166 pages; 5”x7.5”
Publication Date: July 11, 2021
Nothing less than a journey behind the scenes of her own creative process, Leah Souffrant’s Entanglements embraces the contingency, incompletion, difficulty, and uncertainty of artistic practice. At once intellectually rigorous and winningly immediate, Souffrant’s genre-busting collection conveys the fundamental “ways we come to know and create the world we inhabit and experience, both as experience and through experience.” Informed by her wide and deep knowledge of critical theory, aesthetics, and history – and by the fierce and compassionate spirit of feminist dissent – Souffrant includes the reader in her dynamic and emancipatory “poetics of non-delimiting.” Entanglements is Souffrant’s second book.
Leah Souffrant makes art, poetry, essays, and criticism. She is the author of Plain Burned Things: A Poetics of the Unsayable. Her recent work can be found in Bone Bouquet, Interim: Poetry and Poetics, Jacket2, Poet Lore, Formes Poétique Contemporaines, Seisma Magazine’s Studio Lab Showcase, and Speak the Magazine. Souffrant has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Center for the Study of Women & Society. She teaches at New York University.
“… renews my faith in the poetics of bibliomancy … Souffrant, terse as Duras, shows us how to feel at home.”
“Souffrant’s roving, probing mind, … and what it alights on, is sui generis.”
“Entanglements will change how you think about reading, texts and bodily encounters with the world.”
“Love, memory, meaning, nation, narrative — Souffrant … reminds us of how we are bound to the world and one another.”
“… vibrating incantations … with indulgent thoughtfulness and disarming intimacy.”