49th Shelf Most Anticipated Spring 2015 Poetry Selection
Would it be possible to compose a book that appears to be “about” its author, but is indirectly about something else, like identity or relationships or language? Maybe a book not written by a hero… but by many?
This was the challenge taken up by kevin mcpherson eckhoff in his fourth book, Their Biography: an organism of relationships. This collaborative memoir collages together word-portraits from friends, family, coworkers, strangers, robots, and even adversaries in order to create a silhouette of not a single person, but of the manacles that connect people to one another.