Much gratitude to Jordan A Rothacker who reviewed my poetry collection “The Messenger is Already Dead,” (from Stalking Horse Press,) which is up at The Believer today. How appropriate after Mother’s Day, Jordan writes this: “This she is darkly maternal (“she forced a worm down my throat”), this she is a warrior of various weapons (“She came out from under the bed/brought all legality thunder with her/procurement contracts and readiness,/repurposed grenades,/hag witch catastrophe”). MacBain-Stephens has trained us to find Joan anywhere. Any she can be Joan if she listens.” I love this review.

The Believer

Stalking Horse Press

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