AmyDonohuePhotography-0130Currently, I’m working on a PhD in the UK, researching the work of Hélène Cixous and her call for women writers to create strong self-narratives and “write the body.”

I worked as a performance artist and was trained in voice, acting and dance in New York City, where I grew up. The themes in my performance-based pieces evolved over the years, but primarily spoke to the compounding effects of many small moments of humiliation involving gender and social inequalities. My artistic life has become more interior in the last few years though I continue to try and push the boundaries of what is considered “linear.”

Currently, I’m writing prose poems and lyric essays, forms that, for me, have supported a kind of wild and unreasonable feeling–a feeling I encountered when I faced a personal loss in 2012. This unreasonableness seems to be the very nature of these literary forms. In the spaces of nothingness, moving through the world, trying to find answers to questions that are unanswerable, the lyric essay, the poem, dare to offer us freedom from the relative unimportance of a clearly defined, known narrative in life.

photo: https://www.amydonohuephotography.com/

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  1. Leen says:

    Just came across your blog and I love it. Great one!


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