Brenda Miller’s Season of the Body is a beautiful collection of lyrical essays (see The Seneca Review’s definition of the “lyric essay”) that swim and glide around the themes of body, loss, self-worth, identity, massages, meditation, and a myriad of other akin soft and supple things.
Miller’s language is warm and inviting, replete with gorgeous imagery, stellar description, and impeccable honesty.
If you’re new to this form, Miller’s book is a beautiful place to settle in and get acquainted with the language and poetry of the lyrical essay.
Available from Sarabande Books.Cover of Season of the Body