*We couldn't be more excited to make this announcement!* Switchback Books will be publishing Marisa Crawford's second collection of poems, REVERSIBLE, in early 2017.
The dream of the '90s is alive in REVERSIBLE, where the coping mechanisms for surviving the complexities of teenage girl existence are bound up in episodes of My So-Called Life, Cranberries lyrics, and the intimacy of friendship. REVERSIBLE is also a temporal study--saturated in the past and confronting anxiety about future and its possibilities. Relics from adolescence accumulate throughout the collection and transcend their original purposes, creating a narrative about life before the internet, feminist identity, and the persistent messiness of selfhood.
If you haven't yet read Crawford's first collection of poems, The Haunted House, well, we're jealous that you get to experience it for the first time. Pick it up here!
Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House (Switchback, 2010), and the chapbooks 8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate Disciples, 2013), and Big Brown Bag (Gazing Grain, 2015). Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, Bitch, The Hairpin, and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in Electric Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2016). She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the feminist literary/pop culture website WEIRD SISTER. She lives in Brooklyn.