Synæsthesium, which won the 2017 New Criterion Poetry Prize, opens with a section titled “Olfactorium.” Inspired by fragrances and the olfactory flashbacks (real or imagined) they induce, Moira Egan's poems are peppered with the language of perfumery, from Old Spice to Casbah.
In the first half of the 20th century, a pioneering generation of young women exited their homes and entered public space, marking a new era for women's civic participation in northern Sudan. A provocative new public presence, women's civic engagement was at its core a bodily experience. Amid the socio-political upheavals of imperial rule, female students, medical workers, and activists used a careful choreography of body movements and fashion to adapt to imperial mores, claim opportunities for political agency, and shape a new standard of modern, mobile womanhood.
In Cree Wins the Day!, Cree is a shy, fun loving girl who longs for friends. Cree has been shunned and ignored by her peers because of her occasional outbursts. Even the typical school day is filled with challenges as Cree deals with processing her various emotions.
Art historian Allison Levy's innovative volume of 15 interdisciplinary essays stands at the nexus of material culture, performance studies, and game theory.