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Release date: 30th October 2020

258 pages


Gathering together shards of autobiography, poetry, and critical commentary on music and writing, Sheets of Sound evokes DeWald's experiences as a musician and poet, father and teacher, movie-lover and teenage skater. This 258 page debut collection of essays-by turns lyric and philosophic-reflects on jazz improvisation, poetic constraints, writing pedagogy, and the "queer art of failure" (Jack Halberstam), offering fresh perspectives on artists as various as Ellen Douglas, Nicole Mitchell, and Tomoka Shibasaki.


JAYDN DEWALD is the author of The Rosebud Variations (Broken Sleep Books, 2021) and Sheets of Sound (BSB, 2020). He is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Piedmont University in Demorest, Georgia, USA. 

Jaydn DeWald - Sheets of Sound Notes on Music and Writing


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