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Poetry. Winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award. The poems in MOUTH are about the world of the mouth and its many satellites. Words, especially. And when you're lucky, another mouth. The poems address the beautiful failures of language to mean what it says, and to be less than the physical at the end of the day, you are left with only the words in your head, the mouth on ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 98 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by 42 Miles Press
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Let me begin by playing a round of Two Truths and a Lie… We all know how this works, right? The speaker shares two truths about themselves, and a lie, but the lie must not be easily distinguished from the two truths, and the other players are supposed to guess which statement is a lie. So, here it goes. As a reader, I most often seek and yearn for poetry that is self-aware, but does not apologize. I want poetry that, to utilize a cliché, is honest to a fault. And I want poetry that physically ma ...more
One of the most original and honest voices I have read in a long time. This book will make you laugh, cry and laugh again all the while saying "SAME." This is poetry for those who need someone to recognize we all have shitty days and that still we do the best we can with our tender, beating heart. ...more
Tracey Knapp is the author of Mouth, winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award in 2014. She has received scholarships from the Tin House Writers’ Workshop and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fund. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2008 and 2010, Five Points, Red Wheelbarrow Review, The New Ohio Review, The Minnesota Review, The Carolina Quarterly and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisc ...more