Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in
Pub Date: 02/15/2019
List Price: $19.95
Subsidies and PartnershipsPublished with the generous support of Bruce and Georgia McEver Fund for the Arts and Env
Poetry that reveals the truths present in corporeal (dis)placement
In Chouteau's Chalk, Rosa Lane's poems take a deep dive into the emotional and the erotic. Gender bent, her poems reside amid a tomboy's emerging sexual identity within a world confined by heterosexual construction and its persistent mores. Her collection piques a countermythos that unfolds within a small fishing village opening a forbidden and hidden world with sensorial intensity and lyrical momentum.
An epigraph from Audre Lorde's notable work The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power hovers over every poem from birth through marriage, traversing calamities and holograms of desire, giving the "I" permission to assume full agency with power and dignity in a manner that is as acute as revelatory.
—Dawn McGuire, author of American Dream with Exit Wound
—Alfred Corn, author of Unions
—Judy Grahn, author of Hanging on Our Own Bones
National Indie Excellence Award