Your Person Doesn't Belong to You by Isabel Sobral Campos (pre-order)

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Your Person Doesn't Belong to You by Isabel Sobral Campos (pre-order)

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Poetry, 70 pages. Scheduled for release on July 14th, 2018.

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 woman whose power has yet to be known. Raw humanity mixes with finely-penned imagery to create poems that affirm the position of outsider as worth choosing.

Example:

from "Understanding"

Understanding

 

    is a madrigal sinking in the marsh

one     comes to       doubt the sun

 

The afternoon reeks of thought,

I won’t speak of nights: blank like ice    begging some soothing

 

I test these tentacles, the gardened

warp of minutes,

 

lamps gyring      oblivion 

    What I know from

   looking         at this grille of time:

 

  banners make wonderful belts      worms stupendous earrings

 

 

Then wet fog

under enforced skirts

 

clings to the open

pit between my legs

 

Fog roams wetting

   my dried interior

blowing up the skirt’s

dimension into a single

alien curve,

 

the sagging drip of

its wetness on the

weighted hair

 

    Drowning

 

me already in

swampy

earthiness

 

I tear the skirt

 The fog gales up

with fossil smell

 

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 Stoneis available through Dancing Girl Press.

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