You can read an interview about my newest book, Garments Against Women, it at The Poetry Foundation. If you think you would like to read the book, here are some things that people have said about it lately:
Anna Zalokostas: “Garments Against Women may not offer us a way out, but it does enable a possible horizon. I mean: Things change. When the forms available to us — garments or literature — are not enough to fashion our survival, we need to find new ways of being alive. Rousseau’s little girl throws down her needle. “Everyone was very kind and wanted to help, but in order to be clear about it, I will tell the story like this: it appears that she refused the ladder, but in truth she refused the rope.””
Isabel Balée: “Boyer’s probing of Western culture is at the forefront of Garments, and her tone devotes itself to the lives that suffer to create a garment. It is a tone that does not to show itself off, it prefers to inform, to create details and categories.”
Lisa Robertson: “These are the confessions of Anne Boyer, a political thinker who takes notes and invents movements, social and prosodic. Ta gueule, Rousseau.”
Publisher’s Weekly: “Boyer attempts to abandon literature in the same moments that she forms it”
You can order the book at the Ahsahta press site, or at Amazon, or at SPD, where it was a number one bestseller in poetry, or I would be happy to send you a PDF of it for whatever reason if you are interested in reading it — just send me an email at anne boyer at gmail dot com.
I can’t talk to anyone who hasn’t read
@anne_boyer Garments Against Women so I suggest you read it: https://ahsahtapress.org/product/boyer-garments/ …
finished anne boyer’s brilliant ‘garments against women‘ ln; now concerned that w/e i try to read next will seem automatically mediocre
Dreamt I was reading Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women as a veil gagged my mouth.
@anne_boyer‘s Garments Against Women these last few humid nights, unable to sleep. My things–pyjamas, bed sheet–seem strange.
I was sitting on a park bench reading Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women when a man came up to me & asked would I read him a bedtime story
Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women (Ahsahta Press) is my favorite North American poetry book of 2015.
@br0_watch reading Garments Against Women consistently opens something strange and electric in me.
I am reading this instead of eating butter: “Garments Against Women – Anne Boyer : Small Press Distribution: http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781934103593/garments-against-women.aspx#.VV49Fp2kSdo.twitter …“
Reading Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women and I’m pretty sure I have no skin left. Keep taking breaks to catch my breath.
I was demolished by the second page, I want everyone to read this book, “Garments Against Women.”
Finished GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN in a single torrent. Somehow appropriate on Tax Day. Will read it again, and again. News from poems.
I love how discursive GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN is and at the same time unfolds in aphorisms. Sample: “I get spam from Versailles.”
One book I brought home from AWP:
@anne_boyer‘s Garments Against Women. It is honestly not a thing I know how to read … @anne_boyer let me show them all the notes, underlines, & pages where tear water crinkled the paper in my copy of “Garments Against Women“
Working when I would rather be reading
@anne_boyer‘s Garments Against Women somehow seems like a continuation of the text itself.
Beautiful stuff from
@anne_boyer: Garments Against Women https://ahsahtapress.org/product/boyer-garments/ … @anne_boyer‘s Garments Against Women is so sad and strong and wonderful. You should all please go buy it.
I like to take a picture of a favorite page of a thing I’m reading. I have pictures of nearly every page of Garments Against Women.
Elsewhere, Mark Baumer has made some beautiful animated GIFs from the book.