Uncountry: A Mythology


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Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Uncountry: A Mythology


"As a descendent of Chantal Akerman and Unica Zürn—among others—Yanara Friedland reimagines the origin myth. Friedland’s permeable pages allow the reader entryway into a “mirror [that] becomes an open door,” a door through which we hear the echo of Ana Mendieta telling us “There is no original past to redeem: there is the void.” Uncountry is an invitation to that void, and Friedland serves as dream guide through this blend of the personal, political, and stunningly poetic"--Lily Hoang

Yanara Friedland is a German-American writer, translator, and teacher. She holds a PhD from the University of Denver and is the recipient of a 2016 DAAD research grant at the B/ORDERS in Motion Institute. She is author of the novel Uncountry: A Mythology, the 2015 winner of the Noemi Fiction Prize. Abraq ad Habra: I will create as I speak, a digital chapbook, is available from Essay Press. She is a member of the poets’ theater group GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual and of the POG board of directors, a poetry reading series in Tucson, Arizona.


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