The Silhouettes – Lily Ladewig

 

 

Lily Ladewig’s The Silhouettes explores autonomy, bodies, femininity, romance and vulnerability with humor and an acute sensitivity to a world constructed by image and text. In the world of The Silhouettes, Ladewig questions the value of high fashion and culture while simultaneously indulging in it: French vacations, Perrier, and periwigs, are met equally with anxiety and desire. It invites you to be fancy, flirtatious, and fragmented.

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ISBN 978-0-9832218-1-4
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Lily Ladewig is the author of The Silhouettes (SpringGun Press, 2012) and, with Anne Cecelia Holmes, the online chapbook I Am A Natural Wonder(Blue Hour Press, 2011). Her poems have most recently appeared in Aesthetix, Bone Bouquet, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, Sink Review, Sixth Finch, and Spinning Jenny. She was born in Boston and currently lives in Brooklyn.


Press:

 

“This books offers silhouettes of brevity brought to the windy paths of the New York style observation: everything I adore about honesty buckled up, gagged, and given mere moments breath.” —A Minetta Gould – Black Ocean micro MICRCO review and top 3 book picks of the month

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Joshua Ware on Joseph Cornell and The Silhouettes – Joshua Ware: Books, Art, Photography, etc.Megan Fishmann Recommends The Silhouettes - Algonquin Books

 

“THE SILHOUETTES is stark and spare and dark and voilà:  words combine sinuously so as to show their insides to us, outside:  Brooklyn begins to seem related to an insomniac tornado, airplane-shaped hieroglyphs dart by, some new laissez-faire light has been applied by Lily Ladewig, her words look more like solid silhouettes securely placed in poems that seem like shadow-boxes in a book that is an invitation to a new wonder-filled, fancy, flirtatious manner of thinking.  Ladewig says I am trying//to be Egyptian about the whole thing.  THE SILHOUETTES steps out to extend a generous kindness by means of an exquisitely constructed set of instructions delivered by means of gorgeously arranged poems.”

- Dara Wier

 

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