September 6, 2023

Abby Chabitnoy has recently published her latest book, In the Current Where Drowning is Beautiful with Wesleyan University Press.

In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful is a meditation on water, land, women, and violent environmental changes as they affect both the natural world and human migration. The poet reckons with the unsettling realities that women experience, questioning the cause and effect of events and asking why stories of oppression are so often simply accepted as the only stories. Alutiiq language is used throughout these poems that are in conversation with history, ancestors, and an uncertain future, in imagery that moves in waves, returning again and again to the ocean, and a deep visioning of the "current."

To learn more about Chabitnoy's work, see her faculty profile.