The poems in this collection are both in homage and inquiry to the life of Joan of Arc. Using the legendary figure as a template, Campos creates an inner monologue for a power yet to be known. Raw humanity mixes with finely-penned imagery to create poems that affirm the position of outsider as worth choosing.
Isabel Sobral Campos is a poet, Assistant Professor of literature at Montana Tech of the University of Montana, and co-founder of the Sputnik & Fizzle publishing series. Her chapbook, You Will Be Made of Stone, is available through Dancing Girl Press.
Noah Burton is a rare contemporary male American writer who possesses a sense of humor, a flair for the absurd, and a marvelous poignancy without being a whiney dick. Get this book if you want to be entertained and enlightened by a smooth professional.
“When the poetry gloom lies heavy upon my head, I have only to remember that these poems are in the world, & for a moment then my life is made whole. Originality of imagination is the rarest of gifts, but Noah Burton makes it looks effortless—his poems remind us of how vulnerable & funny & wondrous & sad & beautifully strange our lives really are. There is a gigantic composure breathing within even the most antic of his lines. His inventions restore me, down to the deepest parts of my heart. I know of no poet under the age of thirty who comes close to what he can do. Silver shadow!”
Ethereal, ephemeral, and utterly macabre, Denise Jarrott's poetry examines the less illuminated nuances of sexuality and animal instinct, conjuring a nymph who defies the myth of object and acts as a guide.
Nuclear annihilation, chemical longing, human pollination, city banter, and fast food fuse to create glimpses of friendship, love lost and found, and the unraveling of american pre-dispositions. Qualles finds the ether lingering above life and pulls herself into it to draw us a map.
"Franklin K. R. Cline is a unique, new voice in Native American poetry. His personal and confessional poems celebrate everyday life in all its raw, domestic, and intimate dimensions. Love and sex, beer and buffalo wings, sports and television, the weather and Milwaukee, all appear within memorable lyric and prose poems. In the end, this work reaches to reclaim everything that has been stolen by America: the land, the sky, the rhythms of our humanity."