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Landscape with Sex and Violence by Lynn Melnick (Digital)

Cover Art: David J. Carol

Cover & Interior Design: Alban Fisher

112 pages

October 15, 2017, ISBN 978-1-936919-55-0


"Vital reading for the #MeToo movement" — San Francisco Chronicle

One of Luna Luna Magazine's "Best Books of 2017"

Long Listed for Jacar Press's Julie Suk Award


"[A] fierce new collection ... It would be easy to call these poems brave, tough, and angry but fairer to say that Melnick has gone beyond to a cool, critical assessment of moments that define women's lives." Library Journal


"In Landscape with Sex and Violence, Melnick writes in part to show rape culture as unambiguous, to reveal misogyny’s normalization as absurd, and to defy those who ask about a victim’s 'role in the incident.' But she mines complexity by grounding these poems in the survivor’s mental strategies... Melnick represents two related dimensions of rape culture: that it is a constant feature of the world in which one lives, and that it changes the way one sees that world." Boston Review


About Lynn Melnick


Lynn Melnick is the author of Landscape with Sex and Violence (2017), If I Should Say I Have Hope (2012), and the co-editor of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (2015). Her poetry has appeared in APRThe New RepublicThe New YorkerThe Paris ReviewA Public Space, and elsewhere, and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston ReviewLA Review of Books, and Poetry Daily, among others. A 2017-2018 fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she teaches poetry at the 92Y and serves on the Executive Board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Born in Indianapolis, she grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn. 

Landscape with Sex and Violence by Lynn Melnick (Digital)

SKU: 0300026
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