BOOKS OF LYRIC ESSAYS TO GET YOU INSPIRED

Biss, Eula. Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays. Graywolf Press, 2009.

Boully, Jenny. The Body: An Essay. Essay Press, 2007

Boully, Jenny. The Book of Beginnings and Endings. Sarabande Books, 2007

hooks, bell. Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood. Holt, 1997.

Luiselli, Valeria. Sidewalks. Coffe House Press, 2014.

Miller, Brenda. Season of the Body: Essays. Sarabande Books, 2002.

Purpura, Lia. On Looking: Essays. Sarabande Books, 2006.

Wade, Julie Marie. Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures. Bywater Books. 2014.

Wade, Julie Marie. Small Fires: Essays. Sarabande Books. 2011.

 

ESSAYS ON CRAFTING THE LYRIC ESSAY

The Lyric Essay In Bullet Points: The Seneca Review: Introducing, Defining, and Promoting the Lyric Essay” by Sarah Schoenbrun

The Go-To-Essay on the Lyric Essay: Seneca Review’s editors get credited with popularizing the term “lyric essay.” This essay is from the journal’s Deborah Tall and John D’Agata

Unpacking the Lyric Essay: “Bodies of Text: On the Lyric Essay” by Amy Bonnaffons