part of portrait of Eli by Riva Lehrer

Eli's Books

Brilliant Imperfection, The Marrow’s Telling , and Exile and Pride are read by academics and activists alike. One reader says, “Eli’s poetry and prose rush through my heart like a mighty river.”

  • Brilliant Imperfection
    Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure–the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. (Read more.)
  • The Marrow’s Telling
    The Marrow’s Telling Cover A collection of poetry and prose spanning 15 years, The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion explores how bodies carry history and identity over time, embracing both contradiction and repetition. (Read more.)
  • Exile and Pride
    Exile and Pride Cover First published in 1999, this book of essays established Eli Clare as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability. (Read more.)