A World Out of Reach Dispatches from Life under Lockdown Meghan O'Rourke

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
26 Jan 2021
ISBN:
9780300257359
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
232 pages: 216 x 140mm

In beautifully written and powerfully thought prose, A World Out of Reach offers a crucial record of the cataclysmic spring of 2020—a record for us to share with one another, and for posterity, in the voices of writers of disparate backgrounds.
 
When the coronavirus outbreak came to the West, The Yale Review began asking writers to think out loud on the page about the unfolding international crisis, to capture the immediacy of a swiftly changing global pandemic. This crisis has mostly been told through the voices of journalists, scientists, and politicians, but in this collection, poets, essayists, scholars, and health care workers provide a more intimate and diverse account. Ranging from high matters of policy to ancient history to personal stories of how individuals were surviving their days, this vivid compilation presents a first draft of one of most tumultuous periods in modern history.

Contributors:
Katie Kitamura • Laura Kolbe • Nitin Ahuja • Natasha Randall • Rena Xu • Alicia Christoff • Miranda Featherstone • Maya C. Popa • Major Jackson • John Witt • Octávio Luiz Motta Ferraz • Joan Naviyuk Kane • Emmeline Clein • Nell Freudenberger • Briallen Hopper • Brandon Shimoda • Ben Purkert • Yusef Komunyakaa • Laren McClung • Eric O’Keefe-Krebs • Sean Lynch • Millicent Marcus • Meghana Mysore • Rachel Jamison Webster • Emily Ziff Griffin • Rowan Ricardo Philips • Kathryn Lofton • Monica Ferrell • Russell Morse • Randi Hutter Epstein • Noreen Khawaja • Victoria Chang • Joyelle McSweeney • Khameer Kidia • Emily Greenwood • Elisa Gabbert • Emily Bernard • Hafizah Geter • Emily Gogolak • Roger Reeves

Meghan O’Rourke is Editor in Chief of The Yale Review and the author of the best-selling memoir The Long Goodbye and the poetry collections Once, Halflife, and Sun In Days. She is currently completing a book about chronic illness. She lives in New Haven, CT.