The Lyme Letters, O–(ezekiel's wife),

Poetry as Public Scholarship: Activist Poetics in a Time of Social Media

The Lyme Letters by C. R. Grimmer Queer

The Lyme Letters is forthcoming from Texas Tech University Press in February 2021 as the Walt McDonald First Book Award Winner selected by Series Editor Rachel Mennies. It has been a finalist with presses such as Alice James Books and Kelsey Street Press, a semi-finalist with presses such as Pleiades Press, Switchback Books, and YesYes Books, and has also been longlisted at Metatron Press. Use the front page of this site's "CONTACT" section for press queries, review copies, or other questions. 

O–(ezekiel's wife) is a perfect-bound, soft-touch, ~50 page chapbook from GASHER. Author and artist royalties donated to The Florence Project. Print Edition published for a limited, 100 copy print run by GASHER December 2019. Learn more & order by clicking on the book cover above (quantities limited). 

O–(ezekiel's wife): Audio Edition is a collaboration with Digital Sound Artist Judy Twedt available for purchase from GASHER Journal and Press, link on album art above.

O–(ezekiel's wife): 'Hewn Fruit' Artwork when you order a print or audio edition of O–(ezekiel's wife). Read above for more information on having it mailed or picking it up.


O & Poetry as Public Scholarship: Activist Poetics in a Time of Social Media

The Lyme Letters is the prequel to the full-length collection, O, which builds on selections from O–(ezekiel's wife) by continuing O's story. This manuscript is scheduled for completion Winter 2020 through a Vermont Studio Center Residency.

C. R.'s current scholarly book, Poetry as Public Scholarship: Activist Poetics in the Time of Social Media, uses mixed-method research analysis and practitioner perspectives in text, audio, and video form to examine the relationships between racial capitalism, popularized poetry, digital humanities' social engagement, and public scholarship methods. 30% is published in article form, which can be found on this site's publications page.


For inquiries on C. R.'s past or present work, or for press and interview queries, please use the email icon on the home page of this site.

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C. R. Grimmer, Ph.D, M.A., M.F.A.

The University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98144

©2018 by C. R. Grimmer.