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e. tracy grinnell : portrait of a lesser subject

"I suspect that E. Tracy Grinnell is an ecstatic. Yes, I'm using the word as a noun. Very few poets are able to sustain, and then communicate to others, the state of being outside oneself, or beside oneself, as she does. It's only from the experience of being formless that someone can embody multiple forms in time (all time). Poetry—the page—may not be the most effective at easing our human terror (that solid ground is an illusion, that we may all just be a sound that repeats...) however, 'while in duration / even then / are elements of light.'"—Stacy Szymaszek

E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of three books of poetry: PORTRAIT OF A LESSER SUBJECT (Elis Press, 2015), SOME CLEAR SOUVENIR (O Books, 2006), and MUSIC OR FORGETTING (O Books, 2001). She has taught creative writing at Brown University, Pratt Institute, and in Naropa's Summer Writing Program. She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.

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