I’m proud, honored, and thrilled to say that my nonfiction chapbook, Geography V, is now available for pre-order, with a release date of October 15th. Geography V is a series of lyric essays examining not only how the relationships human beings build are fractured and fissured by distance, but how, in love, the self is so often distanced from the self.
Here’s what people are saying about the book:
Geography V tells a story of the dissolution of love with exquisite, poetic precision. Heartbreaking and eloquent, Emma Bolden writes beautifully and fearlessly about loss of innocence and trust, as well as love, personal authenticity, and resilience.
— Julianna Baggott, author of the Pure trilogy and Lizzie Borden in Love
Bolden is a cartographer of the heart, and Geography V is a roadmap across the interior–of a broken relationship, a complicated past and a woman you can’t help but fall in love with.
— Chantel Acevedo, author of Love and Ghost Letters and A Falling Star
Geography V is a cartographical record of the heart as it goes up in flames. The lyricism and humor are as exquisite and berserk as love itself. I reached the last page and turned promptly back to the first. The words and distances expanded me on the inside. When I read any of Bolden’s work, I forget to eat, to sleep, to get off the plane. After I read her, there is a part of me that hungers, goes sleepless, and never lands. She is one of the finest writers – in any genre – working in America today. Read this – I defy you to be unmoved.
— Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, author of The Man Who Danced with Dolls and the memoir-in-progress The Following Sea
Thank you, thank you, and again more thank yous to Teneice Durrant and the good people at Winged City Press for taking such good care of my words. You can order the book from the Winged City Press website.
Also, a little note about this site: so, blogging and I have been experiencing our own build-up of distances, so I’ve made a few changes. While I will post occasional news, nonsensical lists, meditations on Bravo television, and, most importantly, photographs of cats, I’m posting news on the front page of the site, which will probably be the best place to keep up with me (and my cats).