Author: Julianne Neely
Publisher: Garden-Door Press (2020)
This chapbook-length poem performs and undoes the language of heteropatriarchy, creating a variegated syntax through which narrative, trauma, and the self move. 25 pages. Black screwpost binding. Letterpressed cover on chartreuse paper.
BRUTALLY i cannot believe a, human mouth, can make. such sounds make the metrics, count you. will not be able to. nor will i as such to. be one-with the appropriate syllables savage dialectical rotation. “as in a,” father screenshotting a, picture of a daughter, he saw, “online wearing a” tie and sending it, back to them asking. really, rather, politely not to post pictures wearing. a tie on the internet, screenshot, the screenshot. enough repetition and. it becomes quite. endearing i was thinking more monastically those days even totemically in lieu of flowers i sent an e-mail it was really quite, dumb that myth about. throwing a penny off the empire state building fear.