The Private I: Privacy in a Public World

a collection of essays
edited by Molly Peacock for The Graywolf Forum Series

How we find privacy and how we lose it is the scope of this lively and engaging collection of essays. Writers tackle the issue of privacy on many levels: global, communal, and the very personal. Subjects include a look at the implications of surveillance technology; an exploration of teen web sites and the lives of the girls who make them; and thoughts on the polarity of a warm, sometimes claustrophobic, Latin community vs. cold North American isolation. Authors include well-known writers and poets, plus attorneys, an actor, a physician, a psychologist, a man serving time in prison, a recent college graduate, and a scholar: Anita Allen, Dorothy Allison, Barbara Feldon, Jonathan Franzen, Bronwyn Garrity, F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Vivian Gornick, Michael Groden, Evans D. Hopkins, Wayne Koestenbaum, Yusef Komunyakaa, Wendy Lesser, Cathleen Medwick, Kathleen Norris, Josip Novakovich, Molly Peacock, Victoria Roberts, Janna Malamud Smith, and Robin West.