How She Sleeps at Night is a collection of lyric poetry constellated around experiences of disability, trauma, and womanhood. A critical essay introduces the collection by elucidating the experiences and theoretical underpinnings that shaped the body of these poems. The introductory essay distills the principles that informed my cardinal poetic goals as I wrote: to create poems that can be read again and again over a lifetime, which connect with readers' common humanity, and which acknowledge the nuances and complexities of being alive.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Malouf, Alexandra, "How She Sleeps at Night" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 9396.
creative writing, lyric poetry, poetic theory, devotional poetry, erasure, trauma