kaolin | Sophie Mayer
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Poetry. Sophie Mayer's kaolin Or, How Does a Girl Like You Get to Be a Girl Like You? invokes/transcribes the way our ancient mythologies continually play out inside our contemporary worlds/lives and are vastly, deeply beveled, and glowing; it does this in a grounded, specific way; and further it affirms the difficulty and the glory of growing up, of coming fully into ourselves despite/amid all the little and the big janky tyrannies. In celebration and lament it revels in our trashy, mundane ephemera, of which we can't help but make meaning because meaning is there and it is the stuff of our very lives. All this is naturally of a piece with the book's living comprehension of the multitudinousness of our linguistics, of our disciplines, and of our seas.
Sophie Mayer is a poet, scholar, and journalist. Her previous books of poetry include The Private Parts of Girls (Salt, 2011); Her Various Scalpels (Shearsman, 2009); and Marsh Fear/Fen Tiger (Salt, 2002). With Sarah Crewe, she has co-edited the poetry projects Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot (English PEN, 2012); Binders Full of Women(2012); and Glitter is a Gender (Contraband, 2014); and co-authored a new feminist Bible, songs of the sistership (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2013). She is also the author of The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love (Wallflower, 2009) and the co-editor of There She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond (Wayne State University Press, 2009) and The Personal is Political: Feminism and Documentary (INAAC, 2001).