Territories of Folding by TC Tolbert


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38 pages, 7 x 12″ paper, wire bound on two sides with bookboard backing;

Price: $15

ISBN: 978-1-888553-32-1

TC Tolbert’s debut book of poetry uncovers the landscape of life ever in motion. In language flickering with love, loss, and liminality, and with adamantine accuracy, this work bridges many seemingly distant land masses: female and male, girl and boy, music and silence, body and space. Territories embodies the poet’s transition “from woman to something less visibly female” and reveals the cyclic journeys of construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of the person contextualized by an outward societal framework. “Having lived through the funnel both ways,” TC Tolbert acknowledges and bravely challenges traditional schemes of hegemony with a conscious commitment to the unique multiplicity of the self, who is at once (and always) transitory and timeless.

Limited Edition of 300 copies.

TC Tolbert

TC Tolbert, author of Territories of Folding, was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he grew up a scrappy Southern girl enjoying, as s/he told Ms. Marsha of local television fame, “eating dirt and getting dirty.” (The more things change…) TC earned a B.A. in English with a minor in History from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in…

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