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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“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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“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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