Allison Cobb’s White Whale: On 'Plastic: An Autobiography'
What does ‘autobiography’ mean to poet Allison Cobb? What action(s) should readers consider after reading Plastic: An Autobiography? What do desire, joy, and grief have to do with the plastic industry? Listen now to find out!
About Allison: Allison Cobb is the author of Plastic: an Autobiography, After We All Died, Born2, and Green-Wood. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and many other journals. She was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and National Poetry Series; has been a resident artist at Djerassi and Playa; and received fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Allison lives in Portland, Oregon.
Allison recommends: DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi (Wave Books)
Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald (Grove Atlantic)
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein (Simon & Schuster)
Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains by Kerri Arsenault (St. Martin’s Press)
No Archive Will Restore You by Juliettea Singh (Punctum Books)