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2014 Chapbooks (12)
2014 Chapbooks (12)
It's fall and we know you'll fall in love with these new chapbooks by Hank Lazer, Carrie Hunter, Sara Lefsyk, Trevor Calvert, Amanda Davidson, Lauren Levin, JOnathan Skinner, Pattie McCarthy, Jenn McCreary, Brenda Sieczkowski, C.E. Putnam, and David Hadbawnik.
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Like Lazer's other notebook poems, these handwritten poems are discursive and poetic readings-as-renderings—this time, thinking & writing through of several works of Merleau-Ponty including The Prose of the World, The World of Perception, and Phenomenology of Perception.
Scienza Nuova is a small collection of prose poems riffing off of James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake. Written in a step towards dreamspace, collage, fragment, history--LRL has redesigned the reading experience by tilting Hunter's already off-kilter paragraphs this way and that.
Sara Lefsyk’s A Small Man Looked At Me is composed as a sequence of short prose sections. The design allows each paragraph/stanza to wrap over to the subsequent page, allowing for something far more compelling than had everything been standardized. It allows an interesting take on the prose, suggesting a more organic and linked progression from section to section. An imagistic sequence of self-contained pieces, each prose-section works to accumulate slowly into the realm of extremely short novella, heading towards a subtle and soft denouement.
Arcanagrams: A Reckoning re-imagines inherited cosmology using only the letters found in certain family and religious names. These poems are a wrestling and a reckoning with certain tenets of the small religious sect the author was raised in, which was based on the writing of Emanuel Swedenborg, an Enlightenment-era scientist and revelator. The resulting odd spellings and tilted grammar are meant to defamiliarize some of Swedenborg's punishing ideas around gender, while obviating the compellingly weird aspects of his writings.
North Give Flesh to Wind is a wind-burned collection of poems that probe mythological natives of power, escape, and the north wind. Here, the natural landscape becomes stage for a cast of characters including the North wind (kind of an abstract sovereign), a boy, geese, fur, secret agents, whistling, girls, a Queen with a math-skirt, wolves.
Written during pregnancy, The Lens is an attempt to be "about" both the intense emotional and bodily experience and a re-evaluation of the author's Reagan-era childhood and anxiety. In this wonderfully sticky lyric, the pastoral acts as both trap and balm for past and future.
Chip Calls is a new collection of“warbler” poems based on constraints that firmly root this little collection in the evolving tradition of ecopoetics.
Written over correspondence via text message & email while on (separate) vacations with their respective families during summer 2013, & revised/tidied up upon their return, worrywort should be read while listening to the radiohead song with the same name.
Eclectic, energetic, exuberant are only a few words to describe this set of delicious images Brenda Sieczkowski parades before us. First, we have mashup of balloons: from those of lumber Macy's Day to the use of "meat balloons" in French cuisine. "The Great Plains Alchemy of Weather" draws from the Mid-West, where the earthiness of farmland meets the synthesis of the artificial.
The Bunny Manuscript (Episode 3) is an excerpt from a longer work in progress, entitled The Bunny Manuscript. This weird volume is a time/space-travelogue composed of lessons, tales, lyrics and images of characters including Herf, the BUNNY, FOOT, Ben Franklin, Spooky, Yaks and Evol Ghosts.
Read about bleeding shrubbery, shipwrecks, prophecies, monsters, and Aeneas wondering what the point of it all is...
Read about the romance of star-crossed lovers Dido and Aeneas, with more intrigue and drama than an episode of the Vanderpump Rules!