Green-Wood

Allison Cobb

Book - 2018

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Subjects
Genres
Poetry
Published
New York : Nightboat Books 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
149 pages
ISBN
9781937658885
1937658880
Main Author
Allison Cobb (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A cultural biography of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, and a cry of mourning for a post-9/11 world of perpetual war and environmental violence

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In Green-Wood, the author wanders Brooklyn’s famous nineteenth-century cemetery, where the burial ground becomes a portal through which she can explore her own trauma after September 11, and uncover the historical and national traumas leading up to that event. For the author, Green-Wood becomes not only a place of death, but also survival in the midst of death. Green-Wood bears witness to the ways in which people and things are entangled with one another in vast nets of connection.