What’s unique about the film "Lady Bird" is that its nostalgia for the USA of 2002-2003 isn’t quite nostalgia. With a strange gentleness, the film builds itself around the feeling of recognizing the scary present in a past you can still manage to love.

Lindsay Turner

Lindsay Turner's first collection of poems, Songs & Ballads, is forthcoming from Prelude books, and she is the translator of several books of contemporary French poetry and philosophy. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Virginia, where her dissertation research focused on contemporary US poetry and global labor transformation, as well as an MFA in poetry from New York University and a masters degree in film from the Université Paris III. In 2018-19 she will be a Visiting Professor of English and Creative Writing at Furman University.