Author Interview with Kate Hargreaves author of Leak

49th Shelf Most Anticipated 2014 Fall Poetry Selection

Welcome to Kate Hargreaves' Leak, where the relationship between language and the body lives in the bumps and bruises that in turn become new ways of understanding the borders and leaks of our everyday existence. In Leak, bodies lose pieces and fall apart, while words slip out of place and letters drop away. Emergency room signage becomes incomprehensible, the census requests bodily measurements, a cyclist confuses oil with her own blood. This visceral deconstruction of the body and its multiple representations tests the boundaries of body politics – pathologically, emotionally, and lyrically. pathologically, emotionally, and lyrically.