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THE DISINHIBITOR: Jamie Townsend's MATRYOSHKA

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THE DISINHIBITOR: Jamie Townsend's MATRYOSHKA

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MATRYOSHKA by Jamie Townsend
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MATRYOSHKA, Jamie Townsend’s other new chapbook is less dense than STRAP/HALO, but no less challenging or rewarding. The poems are totally elemental (down to the binary “1” and “0” headings) in that the language seems to register phenomena in the body while processing it (“rendering” it?) on the page (as if the chapbook were a sense organ). Townsend uses tons of nouns in these short bursts, which contribute, I think, to the haptic weight of each page. And Dawn Pendergast’s INCREDIBLE design work (including some super delicate sewing on every page) further adds to the language’s material presence. Little Red Leaves co-editor Ash Smith writes of MATRYOSHKA: “The title...denotes famous Russian nesting dolls, and yet the subtle physics and physicality of such poems which attend to “sub-dermal termites scattering” reveal that such momentary nesting is in fact a station in orbit.” Indeed.
— Michael Cross, The Disinhibitor