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by Lisa Marie Basile


by Lisa Marie Basile


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Poetry. "'I was born with a registry for sadness. I am born to be a spectacle' proclaims the fiercely candid speaker of APOCRYPHAL. In this collection, a woman desperately searches through a landscape littered with ambivalence; she peers at us through wreckage left by a god-like, demon-like father who towers over her past with his 'smell like pine, chest you could wrap around a boulder.' This brave collection proudly wears its vulnerabilities in a transformative gesture towards strength, self-exploration, and desire. Basile resists easy labels of victim/abuser, masculine/feminine, power/weakness, want/repulsion, in order to expose the intricate hidden passageways of sex and power that exist within us all. Her lines and visions carry a shaman like quality, echoing and haunting the reader's psyche long after the book is put down. I still have the speaker's cries trailing me through my days: 'pluck me. pluck me. pluck me. pluck me.'"—Anne Champion

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ISBN-13: 9780988805132
Publisher: Noctuary Press
Publication date: 08/31/2014
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 1,131,979
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Lisa Marie Basile was born and raised in small strange towns and on beaches in New Jersey. She lives in NYC now. She is the author of the chapbooks Andalucia, triste and war/lock. She edits Patasola Press and Luna Luna, and helps curate DIORAMA. She is the NY Editor for The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, an online and print literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M. A. in Writing Program. She is a graduate of The New School's MFA program for creative writing. Nominated for a few Pushcart Prizes, she has been named a top contemporary NYC poet to read by several publications.

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