Reeder, E. and Thomson, A. (2021) microbursts. Prototype: UK. ISBN 9781913513061

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microbursts is a collection of hybrid, lyric essays about the places between life and death; memoir and poetry; making and letting go. Originally written by Reeder as an intense text-based collection of lyric and experimental essays responding to the illnesses and deaths of her parents, it confronts the raw emotions of crisis, grief and creativity. Through collaboration with Thomson, the project expanded to consider how design and visual intervention might alter the nature and impact of the text. The outcome is a book which explores the subjects of illness, crisis, creativity, caring, death and grief, alongside the aesthetic and formal concerns of cross-genre writing, including how image, for- matting and text work together to create tension, understanding and pace, expanding the possibilities of the essay and the artist’s book. Formally audacious, linguistically fluid, sensitive and intricate in its visual presentation, microbursts uses the potential and elasticity of the essay form to explore intensely personal, yet universal, experiences and considers the ways in which we can express and communicate these through spatial and linguistic form. Crucially, it achieves these things effortlessly, with its accessible, poetic language and engaging narrative of family, love, care, grief, dying, death and creativity.

Item Type:Books
Additional Information:This is the full length book that also contains a single page work - microrburst. This is a full length book of hybrid work that is also a collaboration between Reeder and Thomson. Text is by Reeder; Images, artwork and original design is by Thomson; The structure of the collection is a collaboration between Reeder and Thomson; Breakdown for REF/PLR purposes: 70/30.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Dr Amanda and Reeder, Dr Elizabeth
Authors: Reeder, E., and Thomson, A.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Literature

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