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"I believe--// In extinction", Keranen declares in the poem 'The Great American Interchange', a poem that like so many in this stunning chapbook manages to articulate scenes of complex juxtaposition that would be hilarious and evocative even if incorrectly taken to be mere happenstance. Simulacra, simple blotting-outs, and sincere questions about what is genuine and sacred run through many moments of Keranen's work but the nihilism of the succinct line above is never really on the menu. Keranen...more
Charmi Keranen is the author of The Afterlife is a Dry County (Big Wonderful Press, 2011.) Her work has appeared in Passages North, Inter|rupture, JMWW, blossombones, The Salt River River, Stirring, elimae, The Dirty Napkin, Ouroborous Review, Sugar House Review, and Hot Metal Bridge. She lives in Northern Indiana with her husband.More about Charmi Keranen...