[09/10/24] Menzel, Emilie: The Girl Who Became a Rabbit

[09/10/24] Menzel, Emilie: The Girl Who Became a Rabbit

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Hub City Press, paperback

Publication Date: September 10, 2024

Publisher Marketing: The Girl Who Became a Rabbit, is a book-length lyric, a dark, ruminative poem that pushes the limits of the prose-poetic form to explore how the body carries and shapes grief and what it means to tell a story. Examining reclaimed narratives of embodiment, gentle hauntings, and fables of the body, Emilie Menzel approaches the body as a home we consciously build, spinning myths and fairytales as ways to rewrite the body's history. In the spirit of Maggie Nelson and Max Porter, Menzel's writing is wild, lush, recursive, and intentionally messy. A mesmerizing and unique debut, The Girl Who Became a Rabbit intersects fable and trauma, femininity and creatureliness, and imagines the transformation of the body, perhaps, into language.