Baby's First Apocalypse

Baby's First Apocalypse

by Zara Lisbon
Baby's First Apocalypse

Baby's First Apocalypse

by Zara Lisbon


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"A book full of great poems written by one of the hottest people I know."

-Mira Gonzalez author of I Will Never Be Beautiful Enough to Make us

Beautiful Together

"Once in a while, a work comes along that knocks the genre off its feet, and Lisbon's collection is this book. Sharp, rich, and topical, Lisbon has a keen ability to toss handfuls of glitter onto everyday life and all it entails."

-Mathieu Cailler, award-winning author of fiction, poetry, and children's


"Baby's First Apocalypse is like a bag of mysteries & secrets dumped onto the floor where Zara Lisbon & you sit crosslegged, picking up a mystery & examining it, &

then the next, & the next, all night, until sunrise lights the windows & your eyes hurt. Sometimes witty & sometimes weepy, the book muses on bruises & Taylor Swift & the many confusions that lie between. It speaks with deceptive nonchalance about searching for intimacies & homes that always seem to twist out of reach. Yet just when it seems the idealized abstractions might get the better of things, Lisbon drops out of the

contemplative into direct & embodied realizations like "when I cough, I sound like my mother." The darkest places often get the most sunlight & an identity can be shipped across the country for a price, but Baby's First Apocalypse reminds us that despite this, we continue, breathing & loving & failing & confiding our mysteries &

secrets with one another. And this continuing is a kind of victory."

-Mathias Svalina, author of Wastoid, The Destruction Myth, Creation

Myths, and many more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781952411564
Publisher: Spartan Press
Publication date: 03/15/2021
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 966,148
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.24(d)
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