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Gilda by Andrea Baker

Winner of the 2004 PSA Chapbook Fellowship

by Andrea Baker, selected and introduced by Claudia Rankine.

Edition: 500 copies of the winning books were printed by the Prolific Group and designed by Gabriele Wilson.


Andrea Baker’s Gilda is a haunting, a ghostly memory, a memory trace in which language approaches what we recognize as loss not through narrative but through metaphor. And yet her language slips beneath analogy to explore the impossibility of one human being’s ability to hold on to another.

—Claudia Rankine

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