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"Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color." So begins Maggie Nelson's modern classic Bluets, a lyrical blend of prose and poetry into an inimitable genre-bursting essay. Deeply affecting and breathtakingly original, Bluets is one of my favorite things ever written.— Jake
Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color . . .
A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.
Maggie Nelson is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.