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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 121

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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 121 (4/6/23)

Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we dive into one of the Press’s new releases, Writing the Self-Elegy: The Past is Not Disappearing Ink, edited by Kara Dorris.

Honest, aching, and intimate, self-elegies are unique poems focusing on loss rather than death, mourning versions of the self that are forgotten or that never existed. Giving voice to pain while complicating personal truths, self-elegies are an ideal poetic form for our time, compelling us to question our close-minded certainties, heal divides, and rethink our relation to others.

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Mandi is the author of six published novels, two short fiction collections, and numerous short stories. She earned her BA and MFA in creative writing from SIU.<br/>