Win a Free Copy of Kirsten Kaschock’s Sleight

That’s right, we’re hosting another book giveaway, this time in collaboration with the fantastic Coffee House Press.

Kristen Park’s lovely review of Kirsten Kaschock’s Sleight debuts in the just-released Bombay Gin 38.1. Here’s a little teaser of the review in the issue you can purchase here:

Sleight is a body of work born in rupture—a text of scarring. Kirsten Kaschock, in a stroke of prestidigitation, invites the reader to participate in an inter-dimensional-textual-disciplinary exploration of absence and presence in art, family, tragedy and language. We enter the inter as intra: the punctum—“a site of atrocity.”

Kaschock amplifies the performativity—the gaze—present in sleight performance by having her characters challenge the very logic and creation she has constructed on the page. We become a part of the deconstruction—the process—the mess—in the commodification not just of body but body in trauma: tragedy.

Leave a comment to win a copy.

To enter for your chance to win a free copy of Sleight, all you have to do is leave a comment below, explaining why you want a copy of the book.

The giveaway will close Feb. 22 at midnight MST, and the winner will be chosen at random via random.org. 

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8 thoughts on “Win a Free Copy of Kirsten Kaschock’s Sleight

  1. emvlovely says:

    Deconstruction is near to my heart. Not familiar with Kristen Kaschock’s writing, but I’d love to get to know it, especially if she’s taking on trauma: so brave.

  2. julietwilson says:

    this sounds awesome and ambitious and I’d love to read it!

    Juliet Wilson
    Crafty Green Poet
    http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com

  3. Annie Maier says:

    The snippet you present of Kristin’s review of Sleight made me curious, as I am intrigued by the idea of “a text of scarring,” in which the reader “become(s) a part of the deconstruction—the process—the mess—in the commodification not just of body but body in trauma: tragedy.”

    Also, I’ve been out of class for exactly 8 months and I miss the exceptional, exciting, beyond the ordinary writing I encountered daily at and through Naropa.

    Continue on!

  4. Ray Garraty says:

    I always like to discover new names.

  5. I am someone who is always looking for new authors to read and this author seems to write some intresting books.

  6. “I am color-coding my bookshelves and this is the missing link!” 🙂

  7. Oooh. This sounds very intriguing! I love books that take you to places that are different and challenging!

  8. I was toying with commenting on behalf of my partner, but let’s just be honest, I would totally keep the book if he won. Transparency feels good sometimes.

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