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This hilarious, imaginative book packs cigarette butts, Buddhist prayer flags, a spastic colon, Leviathan jaws, and gnats reincarnating as neonatal nurses into just one poem. Others say "Yes, to grunts and drooling"; find a Zen master in a bobcat spotted while driving; and experience an epiphany while driving with closed eyes. Bellamy's humor is a lens exposing our foibles, fears, and loveliness. Her unstinting, self-implicating humor skewers culture, "I eat only fresh, locally sourced sadness," and politics, religion, gender roles, and relationships, "swinging [her] axe at the root of delusion."
--April Ossmann, Event Boundaries

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947896055
Publisher: Terrapin Books
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Terrapin Poetry
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Lisa Bellamy is author of the chapbook Nectar, which won The Aurorean chapbook prize. Her poems and prose have appeared in Triquarterly, Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, Hotel Amerika, The Southern Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, the Fugue Poetry Prize, and honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She is a graduate of Princeton University and is on the faculty of The Writers Studio in NYC. She grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in Brooklyn. THE NORTHWAY is her debut full-length poetry collection.
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