Glass Actress by Nicole Steinberg, graduate, MFA in Creative Writing program at The New School.

glassactressFurniture Press Book, 2017

On Steinberg's full-length poetry collection: "A speaker in Glass Actress asks, 'Can I even be sexually appealing / without a gun or a cigarette?' Women who have never been perplexed by this question may cast the first stone. Just what I thought—silence. Nicole Steinberg's poems sparkle, delight, shimmer, and let light through as they display their vulnerable fragility. Women's bodies—a deceased mother, hypothetical children of the future, young and old, fat and thin—shimmer on the surface belying their scholarly depths and private dreams. These poems capture what it is to be alive, alert, in this cultural moment."—Denise Duhamel