by Jane Marshall Aman
Publication Date: TBA
Genre: Mixed Media
In the second edition of her debut collection of essays and poems, Jane Aman explores the chaotic road to recovery from trauma. Organized as a series of collected vignettes that trace her journey from Williamsburg, Virginia, to the West Texas desert in El Paso Texas, the book weaves the often non-linear story of the joys, despair, and beauty that can appear after violence. It boldly foregrounds the deep underbelly of the recovery process, lifting the meek, the ugly, and the infinitely complex, as another beautiful part of survival. It rages against the systematic flattening of persons as “bad” or “good” and forces the reader to consider whether we cast the shadows or if the shadows cast us.
Previously Published Pieces:
Take a sneak peek at some of the pieces included in this collection:
- “Magnolia Leaves,” Nightingale & Sparrow
- “There’s a Pinot I Can’t Drink,” Foliate Oak Magazine
- “Shower Beers & Sex Jokes,” Barren Magazine
- “Night Driving,” Moonchild Magazine
- “Morning Sickness,” Entropy
- “[No One Tells You How to birth Spirits],” Glass: A Journal Of Poetry
About the Author
Jane Marshall Aman is an author and visual artist living in Austin, TX. She is the author of two collections of poetry and essays, Violence/Joy/Chaos (Vociferous Press, 2020) and Ocotillo Worship (APEP 2019). Currently, she works as an Assistant Instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also pursuing her PhD in English. She is a proud Miner and Longhorn with a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at El Paso and an M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a 2019 Artist-in-Residence at Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, TX and a finalist for Light, Space, and Time Gallery’s 2019 Solo Show Competition. Her poetry and prose have been featured in numerous journals including Glass Poetry, Honey & Lime Lit, and The Ghost City Review, among others. More information about her published works, art, interviews, and reviews can be found on her blog, lunaspeaksblog.com. She can also be found on Twitter and Instagram @queenjaneapx.