ND/SA Chapbooks made in collaboration with Small Anchor Press.
===Emily Skillings: Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants===
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The Swedish author August Strindberg wrote that, “Linnaeus was in reality a poet who happened to become a naturalist.” Through Skillings, we meet the poet in Linnaeus. Linnaeus who opens his mouth and a new word flies out, who touches his ear and hears, “you are making sense,” who celebrates in private. Despite an attempt to atomize and categorize, things become other things: his hand becomes a part of his desk, little human turds tumble out of the esophagus of an elevator, leaves become buttons. Sure, he laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature but in Skillings’ portrait, he’s also somewhat wayward, prone to irritability, and like the best of us, a little dirty.
Skillings other chapbook, Backchannel, is out from Poor Claudia. Recent poems can be found in the Philadelphia Review of Books, Stonecutter, Maggy, Elderly, Bone Bouquet, Big Lucks and Poor Claudia :: Crush. Skillings dances for The Commons Choir and presents her own choreography in New York. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and event series.
===David Feinstein: Woods Porn: The Adventures of Little Walter===
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The poems in WOODS PORN take you deep into the wet cave of Little Walter’s pants, to a place that is familiar, estranged, and dirty as a little boy’s waterlogged cock. Part Freud, part Whitman, these poems delve into the id of Little Walter, with all of its sparkling, terrible complexities.
David Feinstein’s poems have appeared in Tin House, Forklift, Ohio, The Atlas Review, smoking glue gun, Ilk Journal, and No, Dear. He lives in Western Massachusetts, where he studies and teaches English at Umass-Amherst and helps to edit jubilat.
===Brian Trimboli: The Brothers, Perdendo and Perdendosi===
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Trimboli writes of how each generation bears onward despite the previous one, that the children might indeed master the meaningless: to rename, they might establish a little control. They endure. This even, breathing, blood-rich narrative made me want to squeeze everyone I have ever known for just one more drop of meaning. – Amy Lawless
The brothers and their father are delightfully specific, but also tragic Everymen. Trimboli’s concerns are with masculinity’s sad and inexorable toll on youth, in a way that’s mythic and particular, heartbreaking and beautiful all at once. – Matthew Rohrer
Brian Trimboli’s poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, and Forklift, Ohio. He has received fellowships from NYU and Bucknell University, and is currently a PhD candidate at Binghamton University.