Delirious Hem presented their second "This is What a Feminist Poet Looks Like" forum this week featuring:
Monday February 1: Ching-In Chen, Jennifer Bartlett, & Kate Durbin
Tuesday February 2: Juliet Cook & Kate Schapira
Wednesday February 3: Kirsten Kaschock & Michele BattisteThursday February 4: Michelle Detorie & Stephanie Strickland
Friday February 5: T.A. Noonan & Theodora Danylevich
Saturday February 6: Amy King & Kirsten Kaschock 2
Check it out at http://delirioushem.blogspot.com/.
Over at the Tarpaulin Sky review site, Natalie Lyalin has this to say of Jessica Bozek's first collection, The Bodyfeel Lexicon (Switchback, 2009):
In Lexicon, language is used to create a bridge, as a plan for preservation, and as always, a way to communicate. In the end, Szklar and Wolf’s work amounts to an insistence on a textual survival—they were alive, they had thoughts, and they communicated. These documents and letters are evidence to this. Jessica Bozek’s writing pushes the reader around, turns its back, says weird things, and shocks with startlingly beautiful images.
Switchback advisor Simone Muench's lastest work is now available!
The new book from Sarabande Books is graced with a painting by Yves Tanguy, and has already garnered praise from the likes of Yusef Komunyakaa: "Though Simone Muench's Orange Crush is riveted with poignant moments of history, each poem revels in a contemporary passion that holds the reader in an abiding now. I believe and trust each highly tuned moment, every little, intrinsic turn. This poet's music is unique and personal, but it's also public; words collide softly to create a sound of feeling that registers in the body and mind. Orange Crush celebrates everydayness, while always moving toward the revelatory."