"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.