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Indigo Season is Indira Allegra’s powerfully nuanced exploration of language, flesh and psyche which culminates in an arresting sense of how poetry can be not only an embodied, lived experience, but is also often shaped by bodies, from skin to cellular memory, a relationship between form and content made all the more acute by queer sense and sensibility.

Allegra's engagement with queer gesture releases a sonic visuality that is at turns tantalizing, vulnerable and devastating, yet the poetry exampled here is ultimately recuperative in its ability to transform poetry's capacity for unanticipated visions of other tongues. Bold and complex in its feeling of desire, trauma, empathy and repulsion, Indigo Season points the way towards a new poetics of sensual relation and critical witness.”

Tisa Bryant
Cal Arts Critical Studies Faculty
Jackson Literary Award Judge


A Seat at the Writer’s Table: Indira Allegra
The San Francisco Foundation interviews Indira Allegra, awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award for the manuscript Indigo Season.