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The Poetics of Wrongness (Paperback)

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First work of critical non-fiction from Bagley Wright Lecturer and Commonplace podcast host Rachel Zucker.

In her first book of critical non-fiction, The Poetics of Wrongness, poet Rachel Zucker explores wrongness as a foundational orientation of opposition and provocation. Devastating in their revelations, yet hopeful in their commitment to perseverance, these lecture-essays of protest and reckoning resist the notion of being wrong as a stopping point on the road to being right, and insist on wrongness as an analytical lens and way of reading, writing, and living that might create openness, connection, humility, and engagement. This book marks a turning point in Zucker's significant body of work, documenting her embrace of the multivocality of interview in her podcasting, and resisting the univocality of the lecture as a form of wrongness in and of itself.

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Jewish Studies. Women's Studies.

About the Author

Rachel Zucker is the author of The Poetics of Wrongness (Wave Books, 2023), SoundMachine (Wave Books, 2019), The Pedestrians (Wave Books, 2014), and Museum of Accidents (Wave Books, 2009), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A graduate of Yale University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Zucker is an adjunct professor at NYU and other places. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 2012, a Sustainable Arts Fellowship in 2016, and residencies from The MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center in 2018. Zucker is mother to three sons and lives in Washington Heights, NY and Scarborough, ME.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781950268702
ISBN-10: 1950268705
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English