Chelsey Minnis

Chelsey Minnis’s Zirconia appeared from New York’s Fence Books last year as the winner of the first annual Alberta Prize and has made a splash on several literary fronts. Arielle Greenberg writes: "the themes present in Zirconia--beauty, cruelty, other/daughterhood--as well as some of the recurring images--wings, fur, pearls--not to mention the title itself, with its tawdry, dreamy sparkle, led me back to the days of Stevie Nicks, pegasus suncatchers and Seventeen magazine's prom issue. Minnis fearlessly mines this terrain for all its faux glamour and real heartbreak."
November 15, 2002