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paper and metal divot , 15 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by CR79/Dusie
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Apr 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
At the current moment, our avant-garde appears obsessed with whimsy. Even the AG's traditional role of social criqtique has of late taken the form of arch ennui, the Howl being replaced by the Smirk. Which is why it is courageous, in this climate, to field writing on subjects which, by their very weight, belie any kind of irony or the sort of "play" that has become part and parcel to our notions of "experimentation." To do with a body of poems as transparently titled as "Metaphors for Miscarriag ...more
This ebook consists of 10 poems, and the titles are marvelous, from “my wound is a simmering punctuation mark” to “this leak is an everlasting stain” to “drain has become a worthy depth.” The series of poems is built upon the concrete, as you can see in the titles – drain, leak, born – and each poem is structured in the same way. There’s a lone word that triggers the next line, for example from the beginning of the first poem:
that left you wondering about what kindling

does it to smile,
Kathrin Schaeppi
May 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Metaphors for Miscarriage.

Metaphor. How one thing attempts to stand for another yet never can or does or should and in the reaching for is unattainable touch. One thing creates a space around another. A scroll of words. A line of possibility. Wounds open. Gaping. Found.

in the place you thought was safe. punctured and blew.”

Wrapped in a transparent skin. Printed on blue paper in fragile eight-point century gothic. The cover image drawn by Mackenzie's four-year-old son.

Touches. Permeates. U
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10 Poems... pretty interesting.. I liked them
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Mackenzie Carignan is a poet and teacher at University of Illinois, Chicago where she teaches both writing and literature classes and is dissertating for her PhD in Creative Writing. She has recent publications in Fourteen Hills, Briar Cliff Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Chaffin Journal (Pushcart Prize Nomination), Liberty Hill Poetry Review, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Sniper Logic, Square

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