Even as They Curse Us by Grace MacNair (Inch #52)


by Grace MacNair

Inch #52, Fall 2022
29 pages, saddle-stapled
large-format issue!
ISSN: 1932-6149

Release date: September 27, 2022


From North Carolinian poet Grace MacNair, the poems in Even As They Curse Us combine historical research, clinical expertise, and personal experience to examine biopolitical power and reproductive historical context. Each piece moves within and beyond grief to examine history and challenge what poems—and bodies—can be and what they can hold. MacNair’s background as a poet and a healthcare professional, as well as her studies in women’s contemporary and historical experiences, inform this fierce, insightful collection: challenging readers to engage with history, medicine, and the inextricably powerful and dangerous realities of inhabiting reproductive bodies, Even As They Curse Us will move readers to imagine more expansive possibilities for care and justice.

Includes the poems “I Can’t Think, Argue, or Complain,” “Abecedarian for Those Who Claim Birth Control Goes Against Nature,” “Necessity Is the Mother of Invention,” “Theodicy at the Met,” “Speculum,” “Until I Woke,” “The Lower Part of a Marble Seated Statue of Hygieia,” “The Uses of Laughter,” “There Is a House That Is No More a House,” and “Ghost Apples.”

Grace MacNair is a poet, teacher, and healthcare professional. Born and raised in the mountains of NC, she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MFA from Hunter College, where she taught creative writing. Grace frequently teaches poetry online through The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC. She has received a Monson Arts Residency and Fellowship, a Carolyn Moore Writing Residency, and support from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, Brooklyn Poets, and Hunter College.

Additional information

Weight .1 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 6.5 × .2 in


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