Emily Liebowitz

NATIONAL PARK, the debut collection of poems from Emily Sieu Liebowitz, is not just something to read—it’s something to hear. Liebowitz is sending fractured radio waves like letters or songs across the great expanses that exist between coasts, people, articulation, and meaning. These poems seem to hover just above us, forcing us to meet them on a higher plane of language. In the world of this work, feeling and knowledge become synonymous. The lyric “I” of NATIONAL PARK shapes and makes meaning over, exploiting the English language’s wicked adaptability, as shaped by colonization and globalization. Time collapses into rhythm, and we find ourselves feeling our way through dismantling the American mythos’ demand for categories of definition. Emily Liebowitz grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she co-edits LVNG Magazine and lives in Brooklyn, NY.