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Literature & Fiction - Poetry

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ISBN: 9798988327219
Binding: Paperback
Author: Trey Moody
Pages: 96
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Published: 10/01/2023

Autoblivion traces the difficulties of raising a young child in the Anthropocene. Haunted by the looming, seeming inevitability of environmental collapse, the poems invoke traditional storytelling genres such as the parable and fairy tale to look back to the past for models of looking forward into the unknown. The collection also explores threads of love and loss including the author's father's sudden death when he was a child. With the understanding of the future itself as an unavoidable oblivion, ultimately the collection serves as a love letter to a daughter and her childhood, an act of preserving what can be preserved for this moment only, and an act of preparing for an opaque future.

Recurring motifs: dreams, children, fairy tales, rivers/water, trees, non-human animals, forgetting, death, the environment.


Trey Moody was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His first book, Thought That Nature (Sarabande Books, 2014), won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. A graduate of Texas State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his poems have been published in The Atlantic, The Believer, and New England Review. He teaches at Creighton University and lives with his daughter in Omaha, Nebraska.