The Shore

The Shore

by Chris Nealon

Published by: Wave Books

104 Pages, 6.00 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781940696973
  • Published: April 2020


  • Hardcover
  • 9781940696980
  • Published: April 2020


The five poem-essays of Chris Nealon's The Shore give space and voice to the complexity of contemporary life, admitting bafflement and dismay but also creating openings for indiscreet hope. Queer and anti-capitalist, they urge us not to be ruled by our fears, while always ethically navigating the forces—race, class, age, gender, and others—that put us each in different places of power. Nimbly exploring connections among beauty, friendship, and politics, The Shore gives our era of crisis a language at once vernacular and philosophical, in a form that's both teeming and fluid.