Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

In the Circus of You by Nicelle Davis and Cheryl Gross

New review over at Glint.





















Excerpt:
"The speaker of the poems is drawn to freaks because their oddity is on the outside, like, for example, the Camel Girl, the Rubber Boy, and the last of the split-tailed mermaids, among many others. The protagonist’s peculiarity, on the other hand, is internal and is looking for a way to express itself outwardly. It seems to me that what she is doing is trying to reclaim her identity in the way the freaks seem to have done. When discussing the Camel Girl, for example, she says, 'More than any, she holds me accountable for staring . . . no matter how I’ve been called an animal, I’ve never had to fight a camera for human recognition that I am of their kind.' Davis’s main character attempts throughout the collection to take ownership of herself, to lay claim to her body and her bones in the wake of the dissolution of her marriage to her childhood sweetheart."

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Upcoming Readings and Events: 2015-2016


December 13, 2015
Poems While You Wait
Dose Market
Morgan Manufacturing
401 N. Morgan, Chicago, IL 
10am-1pm

January 31, 2016
Poems While You Wait
Randolph Street Market
1350 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL
10am-1pm

February 5, 2016
Logan's Run Reading Series
Logan Square
Chicago, IL
7pm-9pm

March 19, 2016
Bonk!
Racine Public Library
75 Seventh Street
Racine, WI 53403
Time:??

April 30, 2016
Slash Pine Writers Festival
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Time:??


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Micro-review of Most Human Human Contest

Check out Irene Marques's review at American Micro-reviews & Interviews.





















Excerpt:
"We may appear as brutes by day in order to survive in the world we live in, but at night, behind the dark curtains of the stage or in a sudden movement and dance of the body, we reveal our existential yearning, when the spirit is allowed to speak and exit the walls of the body-material that cuts, dissects and reduces. It is in this interval that beingness is, and we become the “most human human,” suspending the force of gravity and evading the chains that want to make us small."