You've Got a Pretty Hellmouth
Author: Michael Sikkema
Publisher: Trembling Pillow Press (2019)
"Turn your clocks / sideways / to the hour / where / nobody / can get a good clean / shot at you."
"In Michael Sikkema’s full-length poetry collection You've Got a Pretty Hellmouth, there are four sections: Time Missing, The Incidents at Flat Mountain, You’ve Got a Pretty Hellmouth, and Up Thrust a Ruckus. These mini collections examine isolation, evolution, violence, and human connection through human-like characters, robots, and items found in nature. They are 'items' because in the world Sikkema created, a crow or an ant are never just that—sometimes nature is programmed and manmade."