***UPDATE--Thanks to everyone who bought my Tinyside, or splurged on the whole set...I can't believe they're all gone. First time in my life being a "sellout" is a compliment. = )
Tinysides are now for sale over at Big Game Books...a limited edition of one of my poems costs $1. Just one dollar! C'mon, your latte costs more than that.
Tinysides 26-30: Others
This time around, it's not "Who am I?" but "Who are you?" Lauren Bender starts us off, telling "you" exactly where you aren't. Logan Ryan Smith then experiences the self as other -- "all 5 senses served up on the gutter," slinking around the depths, "little gums ringed with blood." Keeping up our sojourn in the animal kingdom, Adam Golaski brings us altered syntax as well as an altered form -- that of the fox darting down the highway, cubs not long behind. Joanna Fuhrman then brings us to a place where "no one looks the same though everyone is," a world that procedurally mimics the normal conventions, but skews the substance into a dreamy, hectic refraction. Finally, Sandra Beasley contemplates the intimate problem of the other, and how to integrate it with the self's "small kingdom," where law and order kind of hate to give way. As always, a buck a pop, $4.50 for the whole set.