The Spare Room

The Spare Room The Spare Room by Dana Guthrie Martin is an artfully woven and disturbingly resonant suite of twenty poems that mix myth with real life in unlikely ways and draw uniquely thought provoking parallels b

  • Title: The Spare Room
  • Author: Dana Guthrie Martin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 498
  • Format: ribbon-bound chapbook
  • The Spare Room by Dana Guthrie Martin is an artfully woven and disturbingly resonant suite of twenty poems that mix myth with real life in unlikely ways and draw uniquely thought provoking parallels between torture scenes, sideshow attractions, scientific anomalies, and what it means to be a contemporary female trying to stake out her existence as an individual and as a paThe Spare Room by Dana Guthrie Martin is an artfully woven and disturbingly resonant suite of twenty poems that mix myth with real life in unlikely ways and draw uniquely thought provoking parallels between torture scenes, sideshow attractions, scientific anomalies, and what it means to be a contemporary female trying to stake out her existence as an individual and as a partner Sex, pain, isolation, and temptation are just some of the hot button themes Guthrie Martin deals with in this unflinching, intense, and brutally poetic collection.Here is another take on this collection s compelling content Remember the first time you pried off the cover of an IBM PS 2, only to discover darkness where the spark should be Reading Dana Guthrie Martin s poems will result in the exact opposite effect The Spare Room shimmers with intensity, from the quiet chronicle of an everyday moment turned hyperbolic, to a litany organized into its own grid These are poems of the body that do not divorce the body from the mind, beckoning slip your hands where they don t belong Mary Biddinger, author of Prairie Fever and Saint MonicaThe wonderfully unsettling cover art for this chapbook is by Keith Part2ism Hopewell The cover is printed upon light gray deckle edged paper, the innards are printed on good quality text paper, each chapbook is ribbon bound by hand and tied with an additional expanse of ribbon or jute twine or elastic trim in a flourish of artistic bondage.The Spare Room was one of the winners of the first Blood Pudding Press chapbook contest experience it for yourself and you ll find out why For imagery and purchase details, please visit the Blood Pudding Press etsy shop at BloodPuddingPresssy or you may contact me directly to make other buying arrangements or to arrange for a book trade or review copy.

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      Published :2019-07-07T10:32:28+00:00

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    913 thoughts on “The Spare Room”

    1. Letter from a Parasitic Head (a poem in this collection) is just brilliant. The poems are violent, sensual, scientific. The table/ diagram poems (Table 1 & 2) are truly innovative. Then there's a poetic universe unfolding amidst molting and operant conditioning and ligatures and bloodless cavities and Jesus sewing. I don't think it gets any better than this.


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