Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson

  • Maggie Nelson is most recently the author of four books of nonfiction: Bluets (Wave Books, 2009), Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007), The Red Parts: A Memoir (Free Press, 2007), and The Art of Cruelty (WW Norton, 2011). Nelson is also the author of several books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007), Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005), The Latest Winter (Hanging Loose Press, 2003) and Shiner (Hanging Loose, 2001). She has been the recipient of an Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Nonfiction. She has taught writing and literature at the Graduate Writing Program of the New School, Wesleyan University, and Pratt Institute of Art. Nelson currently lives in Los Angeles where she teaches on the BFA and MFA faculty of the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts.

    Recipient of a 2010 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Nonfiction

  • Reviews

    Bluets is a collection of words that keeps vibrating, that can never be worn out.
    —Peter Rock, The Rumpus

    It’s been said that a great writer can turn any subject into an engaging book...this is precisely what Bluets, Maggie Nelson’s arty, smart and gorgeous meditation on the color blue, sets out to do, and it is alarming how much drama she creates from a subject so apparently simple
    Time Out New York

    I never feel satisfied with poetry that is wholly cerebral or wholly emotional, so I love that Maggie Nelson’s writing gives me a philosophy fix along with a hit of Romantic sublime.
    —Elisa Gabbert, Open Letters Monthly

    She veers, she collects, she assembles quotes, she confesses, she wheels unsignaled between ornate preciosity and the uncluttered blunt.
    —John Latta, Isola di Rifiuti

    The proliferation of ideas from these bits and pieces of carefully reconstructed information is stunning. Nelson deftly weaves acutely felt emotions into her intellectual musings.
    The Blog of Disquiet

    Reviews of books by Maggie Nelson

    Bluets

  • - Maggie Nelson’s CalArts faculty home page

    Articles
    - “On Color” (in Bookforum)

    Interviews and Discussions
    - The Poetry Foundation, with Wave author Anthony McCann
    - BOMBlog, with Susie Deford
    - Chaparral Review, with Kim Young
    - Continent, with Evan Lavender-Smith
    - Cecil Vortex, with Dan Brodnitz
    - Here Comes Everybody
    - A conversation between Maggie Nelson and Wayne Koestenbaum in The Poetry Project Newsletter
    - Bookslut, with Genevieve Hudson

  • Audio

    - Maggie Nelson’s page on PennSound
    - Reading in the KWLS New Voices Spotlight
    - Reading from Bluets for LA-Lit
    - CABINET reading, with CAConrad, Eileen Myles, Wayne Koestenbaum, and others
    - Interview with Eileen Myles on KCRW’s Bookworm, with Michael Silverblatt
    - Reading "poem for Harry" for The Poetry Project

    Video
    Reading at the Festival of Poets:


    Reading new work at the Poetic Research Bureau's Life Sentences festival of epigrammatic writing:

  • Thursday OCTOBER 16, 2014 7:00pm

    Maggie Nelson will read from her work. The event is followed by book sales and signing at San Jose’s Center for Literary Arts.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Rm. 225/229, 50 East San Fernando Street, San Jose CA


Related Titles

Bluets - Maggie Nelson
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[Maggie Nelson]