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Personal & Generic

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Published 2016 by PressBoardPress
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Aidan Ryan
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The individual pages of Personal & Generic (a lovely little hand-stitched book that feels good in the palm) are windows into windows into Rachelle Toarmino's mind. There's nothing at all printed in the guts of this book -- the pages offer pictures of needlepoint works, each containing deracinated fragments of poems, stitched into hoops of various shapes and sizes. These are luminary moments, then, in lines like "stay as if / you were my nerves" -- often funny, as in "I want to / feel neutral / l ...more
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Rachelle Toarmino is a writer, editor, and educator from Niagara Falls, New York. She is the author of the poetry collection That Ex (Big Lucks Books, 2020) and the chapbooks Feel Royal (b l u s h, 2019) and Personal & Generic (PressBoardPress, 2016). Her poems and essays have appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Sundress Publications, P-QUEUE, and elsewhere, and have been anthologized in Th ...more

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