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Now Available: The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go by Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen Rooney
Year 3 continues with Hyacinth Girl Press' first fully collaborative chapbook - The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere To Go by Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen Rooney. Gabbert and Rooney's poems are at once mini dialogues and a larger conversation on meaning and how we define experience.
"An apology is no substitute for behaving humanely, but most people offer them anyway.
There may be an utter loss of language. There may be a confusion ofloved ones’ names. You may, the legend goes, mistake your wife for a hat.
Is the use of the dissociative third person ever not perplexing?
To go right up to the precipice, to allow the wind to upset your balance, but remain standing."
- Some Notes on Bewilderment, from The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go
The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go
Elisa Gabbert is the author of The Self Unstable (forthcoming from Black Ocean) and The French Exit (Birds LLC). She is a founding member of Denver Poets’ Theatre and blogs at thefrenchexit.blogspot.com.
Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a member of Poems While You Wait. Her most recent book, the novel in poems Robinson Alone (Gold Wake, 2012), won the Eric Hoffer Award. Her debut novel, O Democracy!, is forthcoming from Fifth Star Press in 2014. She lives in Chicago.
Together, they are the authors of the book That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths) and the chapbooks Something Really Wonderful (Dancing Girl Press) and Don’t ever stay the same; keep changing (Spooky Girlfriend Press).