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You. An Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person
by Marcia Aldrich (Goodreads Author), Jenny Boully, Steven Church, Joan Connor, Alice Elliott Dark, Eduardo Galeano, Margot Kahn, Kim Dana Kupperman , more…Nick Lantz (Goodreads Author), Amy Leach, Paul Lisicky (Goodreads Author), Sonja Livingston (Goodreads Author), Rebecca McClanahan, Brenda Miller, Penelope Schwartz Robinson, Mimi Schw, Heather G. Simons , James M. Chesbro …less
Paperback, 206 pages
Published February 25th 2013 by Welcome Table Press
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As someone who is obsessed with the second person voice, I was so excited to find this book at the AWP Conference in Boston in 2013. I thought, "Brilliant!" Only recently did I have a chance to read the book and, for the most part, it lives up to my expectations. What I liked best about this anthology was 1) the fact that it introduced me to some new writers, whose work I'll definitely be reading further and 2) it confirmed that the second person is NOT gimmicky and can serve so many different ...more
An intriguing collection of essays written in the second person point of view. Most of the works and their authors were new to me, and while I can't say I liked every piece in this anthology, I had to admire the experimentation that took place in many of the essays. The book even made me revise one of my essays, using the second person point of view (I'm not sure I like it yet, but it was fun to try!)
I was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and raised in that very spot by my parents and half sisters, a story told in "Girl Rearing." I graduated from Pomona College, earned a doctorate in English at the University of Washington, and now teach creative writing at Michigan State University. From 2008 to 2011 I edited "Fourth Genre," one of the premiere literary journals featuring personal essays and ...moreMore about Marcia Aldrich...