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Reptilia is an exploration of the dark feminine through the lens of myth, quantum physics, and the colonial nature of semiotics. With bold approaches that seek to unravel the nature of patriarchal realities, Hanna Tawater's poetry captures the fury of the universe encased in the unblinking demeanor of the serpent. The text echoes across time, space, thought, and phylum, an ...more
Paperback, First, 108 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Ayahuasca Pubishing
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Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My friend Nathan Young has this story about how, when he was a kid, he really wanted to be a Grateful Dead fan because they had awesome album art, and he'd instantly invented their sound in his head and was convinced they would be, when he finally heard them, the best band on Earth.

And then, of course, he actually listened to the Grateful Dead and learned (as we all learn) that they sound nothing like their album covers, and that the sound he was looking for, he hadn't found yet. So he went to h
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Intelligent and unyielding. Some sections are packed full of powerful words stacked up with little flow. Others are mighty love songs to mythology. My favorite moments are in the section called "(or, how we looked for form)." I appreciate the References section for context in each section. ...more
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I got really obsessed for a minute when I learned that scales and feathers and fingernails are all made out of keratin. I'm sorry.
P.S. The art is pr. cool.
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Hanna Tawater is the author of REPTILIA (Ayahuasca Publishing, 2018), and completed her MFA in writing with an emphasis on interdisciplinary poetry at UC San Diego in 2014. Some of her work can be found in Pacific Review, The Mondegreen, Dirty Chai, New Delta Review, White Stag, Black Candies: Gross and Unlikable, The Radvocate, States of Terror vols. 1 & 2, and Amor Forense: Birds in Shorts City ...more

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