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Poetry. "In DOG GIRL, Heidi Lynn Staples dances on a tightrope strung between sense and nonsense, between adulthood and childhood, and the lyricism of her verbal acrobatics confounds and delights in the way only genuine poetry can. Staples takes the existing lexicon and wrenches words into position, then commands them to be other than what they were, much to the joy of her ...more
Paperback, 66 pages
Published 2007 by Ahsahta Press
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Another sex book in a week! The energy in here, and lexical ecstatic Staples uses, hurt at first. Like hurt good, and make that sexy point. But how to sustain this through the whole book? And how not to make it a device that looks too often like revision tricks, that's the challenge that I don't think is overcome.