Advice from the Lights by Stephen Burt

Advice from the Lights

Stephen is sometimes Stephanie and sometimes wonders how his past and her past are their own collective memoryAdvice from the Lights is a brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity and a series of looks at a formative past. It's part nostalgia, part confusion, and part an ongoing wondering: How do any of us achieve adulthood? And why would we want to, if we had the choice? This collection is woven from and interrupted by extraordinar...

Details Advice from the Lights

TitleAdvice from the Lights
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherGraywolf Press

Reviews Advice from the Lights

  • Darrel
    I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway and consider myself fortunate for it. I found the poetry within the pages here to be frank, ingenuous and endearing, nostalgic and agreeably tender. The poems in this collection reflect an exploration of how (often asking when) do we attain adulthood and more subtlety at what point do we become aware that we have. By all appearances the poetry seems to have been arranged chronologically which i...
  • R.K. Cowles
    A goodreads giveaway. A few poems were good. A few others has 2-4 good lines but the rest of the lines seems to me out of place. And the other poems I couldn't get into.
  • Ashley
    I appreciate the perspective and some lines really spoke to me. I didn't resonate with some of the subject interests but I like the writing - especially Stephanie :)