|Title||:||The Dead Girls Speak in Unison|
|Number of Pages||:||86 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Dead Girls Speak in Unison Reviews
if i were looking (as maybe we all are), for heat, for spark. aliveness. for creative, intense, beautiful language. for flow. truth, heartbreak (the breaking open) paired with imagination, otherworldliness, that certain strange and mystical vibration, then. by god i have found it.
Unsettling, gorgeous, eerie, so good!
I bought this book at Malvern Books in Austin on a business trip, after reading this line: "A murder of ghosts appears/on the hemlock; it's extra deathy/but don't be stupid, human cylinder." I loved the tone and the lyrical quality. I popped around to a few other poems at the airport, but I had never really given its justice. Forgotten on my book shelf for a year and a half, I finally delved into the linear reading of this book of poems, and it is unforgettable. The design structure of the poems -- chorus, chant, hymn, lullaby -- and the fragments -- chase a feeling of unease. You are wrapped in a decaying world and like a spell, you continue onward into the shadows. It's hard to comprehend in one sitting, so I found myself re-reading like a festering maggot, slowly working through. The most beautiful part of this collection is the brutal feminine quality of death. It's gorgeous in it's gothic character, glossy ringlets and beetles. Sockets, syringe, and salt. You can drown in Emily Dickinson and find yourself flirting in limbo with Danielle Pafunda.
Wrenching, honest, and poignant...beautifully written.
This is weird, creative and creepy in the best way.
page 50 haunts me