Here is my review of Kristin Sanders’ “Cuntry” (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017) up at Agape Editions. Everyone should read this book.

Sanders’ speaker delivers the guts, the skin, the heartbreak, the intimacy into our collective conscious…Sanders taps into an immense loneliness of our culture, of our women who are still silenced, who are still ‘cuntry objects.’ We have the right to embrace the ugliness, the complexity, the messiness, the arousal of our woman-ness. It is fair. It is time. Sanders tells us to ‘redo the parts where your desire was left out.’

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I’m really honored to have a poem from a new project that I am working on in the last issue of Inter/rupture along with some amazing writers that I really admire (Christopher Citro, Mary Biddinger, Noah Flack, Adam Tedesco to name a few.) You can read my poem “3rd female citizen from sunshine nation faces off with #1 light sucking demon,” at the link below.

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Thank you to Volume 1 Brooklyn for naming my book “The Messenger is Already Dead” one of their fave books of 2017! xo.

(Thanks too, to James Reich at Stalking Horse Press, for publishing it!) I’m so blown away. I’ll definitely be checking out a bunch of these other books on their list too.
 
This is their blurb about Messenger:
 
Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, The Messenger Is Already Dead
(Stalking Horse Press)
 
There’s a stunning series of contrasts that run throughout the poems in The Messenger Is Already Dead, which dive into history, aesthetics, and the quotidian with equal skill. And somewhere along the way, it establishes Joan of Arc and Jenny Holzer as two of its chief points of reference, which seems eminently suitable for 2017.
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