As I Said: A Dissent by Abby Minor

As I Said: A Dissent by Abby Minor

In AS I SAID: A DISSENT, Abby Minor rejects the vacated terms of the conventional “abortion debate.” Instead, these polyvocal poems explore the “exquisite business” of inheritance, embodiment, justice, and citizenship. Anchored by a documentary study of the infamous nineteenth-century abortion provider Madame Restell, Minor’s dissent deftly interweaves historical documents and oral interviews with frank details of contemporary Appalachian life. AS I SAID eludes the instrumentalization of reproductive storytelling in favor of becoming “aperture / at once seeing / and being ajar.”

Year first published: 2022

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