Our Air (Paperback)

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This book made me cry while I ate overpriced vegan tomato soup on my lunch break. The soup made me sad in a dull way but Nora's poems made me sad in a way that cleared my vision. Our world is often impossible, all harm braided together, but sometimes you gotta give a guy a ride to Burger King, sometimes there are worlds. "Welcome to love, my angels."

— Heather


A debut poetry collection about Earth and to Earth that contemplates imposed systems--gender, capitalism, time, wage and exploitation--and how they are mapped onto us, the trees, and the planet.Immersed in a tangled weave of contemporary life where big box stores and suburban parking lots coexist alongside the instructive silence of juniper trees and a pulsing waterfall, Our Air sketches the possibilities of eco and social interdependence during late-stage capitalism.Their inscriber, Nora Treatbaby, is a trans woman reckoning with the constraints of gender categories, when being a woman is "an implausible dream" and "an insane vibration." With sincere curiosity and a sprinkling of levity, these poems advocate for the world-building potential available in a material commitment to gentle friendship with all networks of life on Earth.

About the Author

Nora Treatbaby is a writer and artist based in New York State. Our Air is her first book. She has published two chapbooks, I (2022) and Hope Is Weird (2020). Author residence: New York, NY
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643621968
ISBN-10: 1643621963
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 96
Language: English