Of Clap for Me That's Not Me, Kenna O'Rourke writes: “Capó-García’s methods are relatable: filtering a fucked-up world through too much TV, too much time on the internet, too many music videos (“I had great ambition to become a video girl a classy one the kind that dances with her mouth closed”). There are almost too many funny snippets to keep up.” Of Baby, I Don't Care, Kenna writes: "Chelsey Minnis’s Baby, I Don’t Care is decadent and deranged, a color story of burnt orange and diamond and wine, a “meat locker full of rubies.” The speaker of these short, punchy poems — indebted, Minnis notes, to Turner Classic Movies — is the kind of absurd upper crust that makes the Real Housewives franchises so popular, with a 1920s-ish speech coach."
Kenna O’Rourke takes another look at three 2018 poetry titles.
Brianne Alphonso writes on three 2017 poetry titles centered around feminine histories, bodies, and rebirths: Mary’s Dust by Melinda Mueller, Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts by Maya Jewell Zeller and Carrie DeBacker, and Silk Poems by Jen Bervin.
Brianne Alphonso on feminine histories, bodies, and rebirths.