a long exposure of undoing
by sarah "sam" saltiel
"a long exposure of undoing" is the first poetry chapbook published by Sarah "Sam" Saltiel. Written like a quiet scream, the poetry weaves a narrative fragmented by dissociation and trauma as the narrator prepares to leave everything that is familiar to her. It is an exploration into intimacy and precarity, and the way that they change through multiplicity.
The cover artist is Zoë Blair-Schlagenhauf.
Content warning: mentions of assault, dissociation, and mental illness.
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Sarah “Sam” Saltiel is a queer, nonbinary artist and writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Graduated from the University of Chicago with degrees in English, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing, most of Saltiel’s work deals with questions of gender and mental illness, particularly pertaining to what it means to be a body in space. She seeks to investigate matters of identity, intersection, and erasure through a wide variety of mediums. Saltiel has been publishing since 2013 and has works published with Duende, Thoreau’s Rooster, and Riza Press, among others. All of her work can be found on her professional facebook page, Sarah Saltiel, or on her website: sarahsamsaltiel.com.
Zoë Blair-Schlagenhauf is a visual artist, graphic designer, and writer. She currently lives with her precious cat Egon in Los Angeles. Zoë graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Fine Art and a minor in Art History from Loyola University New Orleans in spring 2018. She is the 2018 recipient of the Mark Grote Award, a $1000 grant which culminates in an exhibition. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Art History Student Award. She is the co-founder and head graphic designer of Tenderness, Lit. You can find her artwork on instagram @zoeblair_schlagenhauf and her bad jokes on twitter @chlamydiot666. She loves you.