(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.