Trust Only the Beasts in the Water was released in June 2019 by above/ground press. Cover art by Kelsea Shore.
This a chapbook of surrealist prose poems inspired by my dreams. About the thinness of the lines we draw between our waking reality and our unconscious. This collection uses the power of the seemingly random symbols generated in our sleep to highlight what lurks in the edges of our awareness. What dangers won't we allow ourselves to fully look at when our eyes our open? This collection stares the beasts down. It comes to love them.
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/ is a micro-chapbook released by post ghost press in June 2019.
From the publisher: "This dream of a poem helplessly interrogates the insolvency of dreams and the violence of gaslighting. How does memory fade or cajole the viewer? How do we remake our pasts, our histories, our dreams?
This microchap measures approximately 2.5" across and 4" high. It is folded in two layers: the base text, and a concealing layer of translucent vellum paper, which resists the gaze of the viewer and must be pressed in order for the poem to be read."
Mitosis was released by In/Words Magazine and Press in August 2018.
Edited, designed, illustrated and produced by Manahil Bandukwala
This is one long poem in 5 sections. It is about a sense of severed self. Themes of family trauma, domestic violence, mental illness, and healing weave into the murky waters of death and grieving. This collection sits stagnant in the pond, is tossed about in waves, and eventually, evaporates, becomes cloud. It was released alongside its sister project, the collaborative album, If the river stood still, with Nathanael Larochette.
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This collection is now available as an audiobook on bandcamp and e-book, both available for free download.
Undergrowth consists of 16 prose poems, using the guise of seed packets and botany to explore gendered violence, domestic disturbance, and self-realization.
Written and recorded by Conyer Clayton
E-book designed by Conyer Clayton
Edited by Justin Million
Original Chapbook and Cover Design by Elisha Rubacha
Artwork by Kelsea Shore
For the Birds. For the Humans. was released February 2018 by battleaxe press.
Cover art by Komi Olaf
This is a collection about wilderness and control, in the world, in ourselves, in our relationships, and through history and species. These 13 poems are a very loose crown of sonnets, deconstructed to follow an organic, rather than rational, logic.
This chapbook is sold out and out of print.
Reviewed by Today's Book of Poetry
The Marshes was self-published in November 2017.
Cover art by Cori Hills
This is a collection of 30 surrealist micro-poems. A study of the magical minutae of every day life. The glittering moments that are important for reasons that cannot be explained. The hyper-real.
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