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Mel Bosworth’s newest collection, Every Laundromat in the World, bears down on the tucked away distress hidden behind the mundane — the places we call comfort as routine. Everything we cling to, as a means of defining existence, is extraordinary and vital, as well as tragic in a patient whirl waiting to crumble. What’s soft is jagged in its birth; what’s glorious is hyster ...more
Chapbook , 1st , 45 pages
Published June 23rd 2012 by Safety Third Enterprises (first published June 1st 2012)

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J.A.
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read. Bosworth manipulates the generic "man / woman" into a meaningful and taut read, making tiny structures of stories dance openly, as if the sky above them was possible.
Hosho
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Bosworth's latest is a unique chapbook delivering taut, insightful glimpses into the simple lives of the poems' players. I've long been a fan of the short poem--from Bukowski's "I met a genius" to Issa to Mike Kreisel's terrific book "Feeding My Heart to the Wind"--a great short poem is a wonder to behold, and Bosworth offers up a solid collection of them. Personal stand-outs for me are 'Recycling' 'Truth #45' 'February' and my two favorites 'Mending' and 'Argument'. Safety Third Enterprises pul ...more
Brooks
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book has sad-funny, intertextual-funny, and funny-funny. And more, of course. "Venetian blinds, when turned open / in different ways, manipulate the direction of the outside world / and also the direction of the inside world..." Yes. "A skunk explodes beneath a tire." Yes. You'll want to read this more than once.
Edward Rathke
Dec 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Some real great poems in here and some passable ones as well. It's a cool little book, perfect for short trips to the toilet. Funny and insightful handfuls of words on each page.
Mel Bosworth
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it. I like it.
Gabriel
Jul 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Well, I must say this is the first time I read this kind of chapbooks. I bought it via online and receive it on my Kindle.
Said that, I think it contains some great poems, if they are poems. One of my favourites is the first one. I enjoyed those which create a clear image of a situation. It feels like words are not only there forming a poem, they're creating a context and you can feel that daily situation with a bittersweet sensation.
One problem I found is that I'm not a native speaker of Engli
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Ben
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Short, tight, bursts of poem about how we live from moment to moment as small things become big things that look like a life.

More - http://bentanzer.blogspot.com/2012/11...
Eileen
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If Mel wrote it then it is good. I will read it as soon as he BRINGS A COPY TO MY BOOKSTORE.
Robb Todd
One of my favorite works by Mel Bosworth.
Matt
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've published it. I love it. I think you'll love it. I only like great things.
Carlos
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read it. I love it
Amy
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Of the books I've read by Mel Bosworth, this is my favorite so far. Mel, how do you make writing look so damned easy?
Josh Spilker
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
flash? prose poems? who cares MEL ROCKS IT
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Mel Bosworth is the author of the novel Freight and the poetry chapbook Every Laundromat in the World. His work has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Tin House, Per Contra, New World Writing, Santa Monica Review, Melville House, American Book Review, and elsewhere. A former series editor for the Wigleaf Top 50 and a former assistant editor for The Best Small Fictions, Mel currently curates the Sm ...more
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