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What's pink and shiny / what's dark and hard, Sarah B. Boyle (poetry)

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There's a rhythm and a lyricism to Sarah's poems that draw you in from the first. She talks about things like jail and love, blood and friendship, abortion and medicine and sex. These are poems of and about the female body. Linked poems weave a narrative close enough to be a secret whispered on the phone at 2am, full of sustained and blooming image. Read them if you've ever loved a woman, particularly if that woman is you.

The chapbook measures about 5.25 x 5 inches. Its cover features scanography by Nicci Mechler titled "I Forgot to Water the Poenies," printed via inkjet on Epson matte photo paper. Each book is handbound & trimmed.

An excerpt from "Chapter 6: Waiting Room"

The curette scrapes the uterus clean.
It is a parfait spoon with a scalpel-edge.
Its hollow bowl expels the placenta.

She felt it sharpen her uterine walls, she tells me.
A cry of steel honing steel.

He removed the speculum and she closed.
The metal pan a metaphor for her uterus.

In the car she is the sweet gum seed.
Her arms and knees are spines from her chest.
Her hair the winged spores fleeing through the window.

I only swallowed a pill but I felt it,
too.


About the poet:

Sarah B. Boyle is a poet, mother, high school teacher, and activist. Her poems and essays have appeared in VIDA, Menacing Hedge, Entropy, and elsewhere. Following the rapes and assaults that ripped through multiple literary communities this past year, she edited a series of essays for Delirious Hem on rape culture and the poetics of alt lit. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Find her online at impolitelines.com.

About the Press:
Porkbelly Press creates chapbooks in handbound, small editions. Launched in 2014, PP seeks works with a strong sense of voice, place, and just a touch of fabulism, folklore, or magic. We make our home on the banks of the Ohio River, in a little town called Cincinnati, where pigs fly. // porkbellypress.wordpress.com

Editor: Nicci Mechler
Cover Nicci Mechler // damnredshoes.wordpress.com // Nicci splits her time between exploring, telling tales, and painting girls with inky tattoos. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with a pack of roomies & rescue animals specializing in troublemaking and joy. | @damnredshoes | damnredshoes.wordpress.com

(This listing is for one copy of the chap.)
There's a rhythm and a lyricism to Sarah's poems that draw you in from the first. She talks about things like jail and love, blood and friendship, abortion and medicine and sex. These are poems of and about the female body. Linked poems weave a narrative close enough to be a secret whispered on the phone at 2am, full of sustained and blooming image. Read them if you've ever loved a woman, particularly if that woman is you.

The chapbook measures about 5.25 x 5 inches. Its cover features scanography by Nicci Mechler titled "I Forgot to Water the Poenies," printed via inkjet on Epson matte photo paper. Each book is handbound & trimmed.

An excerpt from "Chapter 6: Waiting Room"

The curette scrapes the uterus clean.
It is a parfait spoon with a scalpel-edge.
Its hollow bowl expels the placenta.

She felt it sharpen her uterine walls, she tells me.
A cry of steel honing steel.

He removed the speculum and she closed.
The metal pan a metaphor for her uterus.

In the car she is the sweet gum seed.
Her arms and knees are spines from her chest.
Her hair the winged spores fleeing through the window.

I only swallowed a pill but I felt it,
too.


About the poet:

Sarah B. Boyle is a poet, mother, high school teacher, and activist. Her poems and essays have appeared in VIDA, Menacing Hedge, Entropy, and elsewhere. Following the rapes and assaults that ripped through multiple literary communities this past year, she edited a series of essays for Delirious Hem on rape culture and the poetics of alt lit. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Find her online at impolitelines.com.

About the Press:
Porkbelly Press creates chapbooks in handbound, small editions. Launched in 2014, PP seeks works with a strong sense of voice, place, and just a touch of fabulism, folklore, or magic. We make our home on the banks of the Ohio River, in a little town called Cincinnati, where pigs fly. // porkbellypress.wordpress.com

Editor: Nicci Mechler
Cover Nicci Mechler // damnredshoes.wordpress.com // Nicci splits her time between exploring, telling tales, and painting girls with inky tattoos. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with a pack of roomies & rescue animals specializing in troublemaking and joy. | @damnredshoes | damnredshoes.wordpress.com

(This listing is for one copy of the chap.)

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(143)
Reviewed by Sarah Warren
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 19, 2018
Gorgeous book! Thank you so much!!
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Reviewed by FoundAmelia
5 out of 5 stars
May 29, 2018
Love the feel of this chapbook and the poems are gorgeous!
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Reviewed by Kaitlyn Willy
5 out of 5 stars
May 15, 2018
This chapbook is a fantastic collection of poetry from an amazing poet. Minadora's work is moving and beautiful and combined with Nikki's design and execution in printing, this is a wonderful purchase. I highly recommend this and all works from this lovely press!
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Reviewed by Michael Boccardo
5 out of 5 stars
May 11, 2018
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