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Blackbird Whitetail Redhand is a book of chaos, transformation, and all the little possibilities tangled beneath the night clover. It is a simultaneously tumultuous and quiet narrative of bodily autonomy and the sacrifices needed to achieve it. These are poems rattled with the snapping of bear traps and the sharp, tangy bite of an ax kissing the trunk of a tree. Lusby leav ...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published April 11th 2018 by Porkbelly Press
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Sally
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Fairy-tale reader friends, I am crazy for the barbed music of these poems. Each piece is feels weighted, whole, lyrically hewn like the girl without hands in "Interlude," who goes headfirst, "by the skin of her teeth,/ by the point of her chin,// sharpening as she runs."

I love the use of white space and ink on the page, the careful repetition of sound and the shape of stanzas and breaks in the lines. The shape of the entire sequence is potent too, organic, as it moves and gathers force through t
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This beautiful chapbook is smartly designed with meticulously crafted poems that are both dark and ethereal. They sparkle like freshly sharpened knives.
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Lindsay Lusby is the author of the poetry collection Catechesis: a postpastoral (The University of Utah Press, 2019), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, judged by Kimiko Hahn. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Blackbird Whitetail Redhand (Porkbelly Press, 2018) and Imago (dancing girl press, 2014), and the winner of the 2015 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared ...more

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