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Closed Histories

by Sara Veglahn


About the Author

Sara Veglahn is the author of the novel, The Mayflies (Dzanc, 2014), and several chapbooks, including, The Ladies: an excerpt (New Herring Press, 2013), Another Random Heart (Letter Machine Editions, 2009) and Closed Histories (Noemi, 2008). Her writing and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Conjunctions, Fence, Caketrain, Octopus, Full Stop, and elsewhere. Veglahn, who grew up in the Midwest, holds a PhD in literature and writing from the University of Denver, and an MFA in writing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She teaches creative writing and literature and lives in Denver.

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Closed Histories opens into poignant questions which work like a path of inquiry works. Between the images an almost divinatory logic erupts and we are invited to engage with the parabolic and mysterious through a language which corresponds in kind. At one point we read, This is what it sounds like. Can you imagine? Can we? During and after reading this text, one longs to. Veglahn’s language wakes up the nervous system, mercifully

Selah Saterstrom