This collection of essays forms an deep, vulnerable insight into the life of the author and brings important themes that we should all think more about on a daily basis.
About the Book
Powerful and lyrical essays from a new and noteworthy poet and fiction writer. Morgan Christie’s new book explores current social themes of race, gender inequity, socioeconomic disparities. How do experiences define us when viewed through a Boolean Logic lens, where sums do not always equal their parts? These essays intertwine sport, family, and community and how identities are shaped through lineage and the lessons we take from them.
I often don’t notice writing unless it’s bad, which is something I’m working on. But the prose in these essays stood out. There were lines that were so beautiful they just made me stop and pause. Those were intertwined with ideas and concepts that made me pause and tear up and the injustices and realities of being a woman of color growing up in this world. So many think this is a thing of the past, but this isn’t the first book I’ve read to bring up these issues.
I appreciate the vulnerability the author brought up with these essays. It’s never easy to open up to people and to do so on such a large scale is brave but so important. She brings many issues to light that will help so many people. The essays are beautiful, vulnerable, and enlightening. I look forward to hearing more from her voice.
I am grateful to the author and Love Books Tours for including me in this tour.
Who’s It For?
I honestly think all people could benefit from reading this book and other books like it. We can all stand to read more about other’s experiences, whether they’re similar to our own or not. If we did, the world would be a better place. If you enjoy reading memoirs and nonfiction essays, this is a great book for you.
Content Warnings: Sexism, Racism, Adult Situations, Racial Profiling, and More. This is not intended to serve as a complete list of all subjects that individuals may find offensive or triggering.
About the Author
Morgan Christie’s work has appeared in Room, Hawai’i Review, Sport Literate, and elsewhere. She is the author of four poetry chapbooks and her full-length short story manuscript ‘These Bodies’ (Tolsun Books, 2020) was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction. Her poetry chapbook ‘when they come’ was released by Black Sunflowers Press (2021) and was featured in the Forward Arts Foundation’s National Poetry Day exhibit. She is the 2022 Arc Poetry Poem of the Year Winner and her collection ‘People Without Wings’ is the winner of the 2022 Digging Chapbook Series Prize (Digging Press, 2023). Her essay collection, ‘Boolean Logic’ is the winner of the Howling Bird Book Prize (2023) and her novella ‘Liddle Deaths’ (Stillhouse Press) is due out in 2024.