Idea ich and emotionally stirring these seuences of trans poetry move nimbly across scene image time and other texts My favorite seuence is #the last one On Beards A Memoir of Passing This is an incredible book of #last one On Beards A Memoir of Passing This is an incredible book of The sections that are still lingering with me are On Bathrooms and On Beards and in general the constant theme of blood throughout the entire book It was written so fluidly moving seamlessly from poetic prose or prosey poetry to found text and back again Beautiful and delicate but direct and urgent feeling Love it I was getting my classic silent tears all *Over Some Animal Before The *Some Animal before the section was even over it truly stunned and impressed me throughout Much like Maggie Nelson Ely Shipley writes in the mode of autotheory weaving intertexts like. Aligned with ueer theories of temporality fragments of
MEMOIR RUB AGAINST THE LANGUAGE OF PSYCHIATRIC AND. rub against the language of psychiatric and.
characters Some AnimalDSM IV passages historical content and other poems with his own beautiful work Because ueerness has both deeply personal and broadly sociological valences the method works in Shipley as it does in Nelson to ender his experiences with everything from sexuality to transphobia with both poetic complexity
and political esonance One thing I just can t get over about this book is the profound empathypolitical esonance One thing I just can t get over about this book is the profound empathy s poems express for others experiencing subjugation
violence and lonelinessand loneliness the face of things this book is a memoir about ueer shame and pain vis a vis the experience of one person s life But Shipley makes #Such Powerful Gestures Toward The Internal Lives #powerful gestures toward the internal lives others that the book becomes expansive than that In one section for example Shipley writes about a painf. Medical egimes at the site of a body that does not conform to a gender binary Some Animal draws out dre. ,
Ul childhood experience and intersperses the narrative with descriptions of a classmate from India who had no #friends at school The ache of loneliness in those passages the particular way in which #at school The ache of loneliness in those passages the particular way in which enders the discomfort of childhood killed me My only tiny complaint about Some Animal is that I wished I could have known what the source material of of complaint about Some Animal is that I wished I could have known what the source material of of intertexts was without having to cross eference with the back of the book it wasn t always clear which passages were Shipley s and which were parts of the piece s collage of texts and maybe that the book had even material That is to say that this was just such a beautiful collection that I wanted even of it I was grateful for the opportunity to ead Some Animal and I hope that others check out Shipley s work. * AM LIKE AND SUPERNATURAL RESONANCES BETWEEN THE LITERATURE *Am like and supernatural esonances between the literature pathology and experiences of gender dysphor. .