TS Mag: Trans-genre

Arisa White, dear Gerald

“I watch a housewife on TV tell how she lost her leg at six to a farm machine. She’s beautiful—looks like a horse—but in her head she’s missing a leg.” Excerpts from Arisa White’s cross-genre manuscript, dear Gerald, a finalist for the 2015 TS Book Prize.

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Alexis Orgera, You Don’t Mind: A Memorabilia

“Over a period of months a few years into his disease, my demented father penciled hundreds of thumbprint-sized, broken circles into the pages of a legal pad. An act of obsession or devil’s possession in the starburst of decline …” Excerpts from Alexis Orgera’s cross-genre manuscript, You Don’t Mind: A Memorabilia, a finalist for the 2015 TS Book Prize.

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Emily Anderson: “Existing Subscriber”

Photo-documenting Anderson’s process of revising a work of lyric criticism, “Existing Subscriber” explores the relationship between desire, loss, and the process of composition, through a study of notes, hesitations, web searches, gchats, and rituals as the author revises an essay that resists closure.

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