The Lyme Letters

The Lyme Letters


Walt McDonald First-Book Series in Poetry

by C. R. Grimmer

Published by: Texas Tech University Press

Imprint: Texas Tech University Press

96 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9781682830758
  • Published: January 2021


  • eBook
  • 9781682830765
  • Published: February 2021


The Lyme Letters is epistolary verse that spells out a memoir. R, a non-binary femme character, narrates their experience of disease and recovery through recurrent letters to doctors, pets, family members, lovers, and a “Master.” R, in letter form and repurposed religious texts, also explores the paradoxical experiences of queer non-reproductivity, chronic illness and disability, and the healing that can be found in the liminal spaces between.