Maggie Nelson

nonfiction essays memoir poetry
emotional reflective medium-paced

98 pages | first published 2009

Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color...

A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.

Maggie Nelson is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

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reflective 84%
emotional 67%
sad 41%
challenging 18%
inspiring 18%
informative 17%
funny 13%
dark 12%
hopeful 12%
mysterious 8%
relaxing 6%
tense 5%
adventurous 1%


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fast 24%

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