Count Thereof Upon the Other's Limbs
Author: Rachelle Rahmé
Art: Jennifer Shear
Publisher: 72 Press (2019)
Part poetics rejected by philosophical discourse, part impressions from itinerate city life, this collection of poems written 2018-2019 articulates a new political position, the "puce commodity." When the blood itself is sentient of commodification down to the marrow, it congeals, pausing to reflect in its dark interior of tunnels. These poems speak from this ontological capacity for labor, recurrence, and desertion.