Author: Jen Tynes
Publisher: Trembling Pillow Press (2014)
"Part rodeo queen, part Mad Max, Jen Tynes’ Trick Rider somersaults through a trompe l’oeil Wild West landscape made of body glitter and furs. Walking a fine line between performance and necessity, these poems juju a body out of giddy, vertiginous vernacular.Tynes’ speaker holds court, dazzles, and menaces: each insistently female body in her caravan is a threat, a trick, a state of emergency waiting to descend. If you are afraid, you’re right. Call the trick MUSCLE DANCING or TWO HEADED OUT OF FULL DARKNESS. If you ever want to pass for living again, read this book."