Review: 'Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity' by Ella Frears

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Ella Frears’ Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity is one fragmented but connected lyric essay. Where the lyric essays that are most frequently referenced (Maggie Nelson’s Bluets, and Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen) tend to work in small blocks of prose (or prose-poetry), Frears explodes the lyric essay form, producing the familiar blocks of prose, but staggering them between line-broken sections that are still essayistic.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationPoetry School
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2018


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