Wednesday, January 16, 2008

two chapbooks

in exchange for my chapbox, i received two chapbooks that are rich in vitamins: simone muench's orange girl, and cati porter's small fruit songs. i got cati's book today and have not started reading yet, and i only had time to read the first poem in simone's book - but i already know i am going to love it. how can you not love a book whose opening lines are:

master wear a mask when you break out the leather
the whip's encounter loosens the back to plumage

this might be the kind of collection that makes me sit down and write again.

another song of the day: roads by portishead.

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