"Bluets is a stunning collection of synchronicities forged into a 95 page love letter. This is a love letter for an ex, for depression, for sex, for love, and most of all, a love letter for the color blue and how it binds all humans together through time and space.
recommended if you like: writing about your ex"
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.