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Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena is a collection of lyric essays exploring the ways grief forces us to transform our memories into stories in order to survive. Written in the wake of the early deaths of her parents, this book follows Melissa Wiley as she crisscrosses countries and continents to escape her pain before she begins the quieter work of acceptance at home.

Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena
by Melissa Wiley

publication date: February 11, 2017


softcover, $16
(ISBN:  978-1-542651-47-9)


Melissa Wiley won the 2019 Autumn House Press Full-Length Nonfiction Contest for her book Skull Cathedral, concerning the body's vestigial organs and reflexes. Her fiction and essays have also appeared in places like DIAGRAM, American Literary Review,, The Rumpus, Entropy, Phoebe, Waxwing, The Offing, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and PANK

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