At Home with Literati: Infertilities, a Curation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 7:00pm

Literati is thrilled to welcome the editors and collaborators of Infertilities, a Curation.

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About the collection: Through personal narrative, poetry, and visual art, stories of infertility that are far more nuanced than statistics, insurance diagnostic codes, and treatment plans, are brought to light. These works highlight the varied perspectives of individuals who have lived with infertility and include perspectives from women, men, and nonbinary and transgender individuals, as well as heterosexual couples, single parents by choice, and lesbian and queer-identified couples. This collection intentionally makes visible the emotional depths of infertility. From diagnosis and treatment, adoption, or living childfree, to miscarriage and pregnancy loss, editors, writers, and artists explore the range of experiences with infertility and their psychological, physical, and emotional impacts in all aspects of life. This carefully curated anthology reveals that infertility cannot be reduced to a singular narrative; instead, it is an assemblage of multiple embodied moments. Whether a reader comes to this book as someone personally affected by infertility or someone who wants to learn more about the experiences of individuals facing reproductive loss, Infertilities, A Curation invites readers to consider how creative practices such as art and writing can aid in efforts to heal individual traumas and more broadly as means of advocacy.

Elizabeth Horn is a health care communicator and the cofounder and codirector of The ART of Infertility, for which she has curated thirty exhibits since its inception in 2014.

Maria Novotny is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and codirector of The ART of Infertility.

Robin Silbergleid is a professor of English at Michigan State University. She is the author of several books on reproductive loss and single motherhood, including Texas Girl and The Baby Book.


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Infertilities, a Curation By Elizabeth Horn (Editor), Maria Novotny (Editor), Robin Silbergleid (Editor) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Horn (Editor), Maria Novotny (Editor), Robin Silbergleid (Editor)
ISBN: 9780814350652
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wayne State University Press - September 19th, 2023