enigmatic as possible to offset the preponderance of the real
A new chapbook from Tara Stillions Whitehead
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“Innocence lost—more likely stolen—as glitter vacuumed from a child’s open chest: Blood Histories functions, in part, as an experiment in confession, interrogating how we are educated and educate others into and out of existence. The speaker tells of the burdened blood of women, flowing with trauma and diseased with memory, how we are ‘genetically predisposed to self-destruct.’ There are lines in this collection that no one has written before—that, perhaps, no one has ever even thought but has only felt.”
– Brenna Womer, author of honeypot and Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance
Memoir and poetry by Julia Wendell
“Come to the X overflows with gusto. Julia Wendell’s passions come into sharp focus as she competes against fellow riders, herself, and time.” —Michael Downs author of The Greatest Show
“Julia Wendell’s highly charged poems trace both real and imagined selves through wordly and intimate histories. These are lyrics of great elegance and power.”
—David St. John, author of The Last Troubadour
Thank you to everyone who recently sent us a book or chapbook during our Spring open reading spell. We will be falling in love with your manuscripts over the next several months. It is such glorious anguish to read you and hear your music yet still knowing that we can only publish the books that sing to we all.
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Review by Sam Schmidt One joy of this unusual book by Rebecca May Johnson is the challenge of deciding what kind of writing it is. Not entirely philosophy, not quite social or literary criticism, not completely memoir, not fully poetry—even while it is all these...
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