Allison Cobb


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In Green-Wood, the author wanders Brooklyn’s famous nineteenth-century cemetery, where the burial ground becomes a portal through which she can explore her own trauma after September 11, and uncover the historical and national traumas leading up to that event. For the author, Green-Wood becomes not only a place of death, but also survival in the midst of death. Green-Wood bears witness to the ways in which people and things are entangled with one another in vast nets of connection.


Allison Cobb:
ALLISON COBB is also the author of After We All Died; Plastic: an autobiography; and Born2. She was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and Oregon Book Award. She works for the Environmental Defense Fund and lives in Portland, Oregon.