Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sublunary Curse

Constance Stadler has a new chapbook, Sublunary Curse, out with Erbacce. It's on sale here and I can heartily recommend trying it out. My blurb runs thus: Sublunary Curse, Connie Stadler's outstanding new chapbook from erbacce-press, is intensely verbally ambiguous and compelling, and also theoretically complex. A sultry and tropical pile of topical tropes that encompasses subject matter ranging from the crime against morality that is clitoridectomy - combined, by the way, with an inevitable sense of the observer's complicity - to the crime against ethics that is paternal neglect, the absence of the patriarch. The poetic heritage is traceable right from Sharon Olds back to Poe, and even further. Exquisitely crafted poems that are an anthropology and anatomy of postmodern humanity. The book is on sale here