In her essay collection Impossible Loves (Rock Paper Tiger Press), Erin McNellis touches on such varied subjects as Christian mystic Simone Weil, Georges Bataille, Timothy Treadwell, Burning Man, and Werner Herzog without losing focus on the embarrassing, complex and impossible emotion that feeds most art—love.
Erin McNellis received a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine for her research on forms of attention in 20th-century American poetry. She blogs about poetry, ethics, and pop culture at http://uncomplicatedly.wordpress.com.
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