A Mind Spread Out On The Ground
Alicia ElliottThis essay collection leaves no stone unturned, peeling back the layers of family dysfunction, colonialism, sexual assault, and corn subsidies, among other themes. It’s a masterclass in finding the political in the personal. I especially like Elliott’s way of weaving back and forth between Canadian and American contexts, even jumping from one to the other in the same paragraph. Our nation-state boundaries can’t define this Haudenosaunee writer.