Author of What It Doesn't Have to Do With (University of Georgia Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition.
What It Doesn’t Have to Do With
Lindsay Bernal’s What It Doesn’t Have to Do With explores through sculpture, painting, pornography, and performance art changing views on gender and sexuality.
The elegiac meditations throughout this collection link the objectification of women in art and life to personal narratives of heartbreak, urban estrangement, and suicide. Haunted by the notions of femininity and domesticity, the protagonist struggles to define the self in shifting cultural landscapes.