In How to Dress a Fish, her debut collection of poetry, Abigail Chabitnoy combines archival documents with the experiences of her great-grandfather to explore family history, as well as the larger traumas, history, and culture of the Aleut. The book was shortlisted for the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize. Chabitnoy was a Colorado State University Crow-Tremblay Fellow. Her work questions and reframes the politics of recording history in textbooks while ignoring traditional storytelling. Chabitnoy makes a habit of collecting interesting news headlines and notes on dreams to form the beginnings of new poems. Learn more about Chabitnoy on her website or follow her on Instagram at



How to Dress a Fish
Wesleyan University Press
Dec 11 2018
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