Today, i got a package in the mail with five Belladonna chapbooks. Belladonna's mission is "to promote the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable, and dangerous with language." i took advantage of Belladonna's holiday sale to get something i've wanted for a long time: a hard copy of Margaret Christakos' My Girlish Feast (i already have a fantastic recording of the poem being read). The other titles are: Kalends by Mairéad Byrne, hyper glossia by Stacy Szymaszek, You But For The Body Fell Against by Nathalie Stephens and W I D E R by Angela Rawlings. The "buy four chaplets, get 1 free" sale is still on, so i strongly recommend going and taking a look at the selection. Support a press that encourages
i'm so excited that i would roll around in these chapbooks like Scrooge McDuck in a pile of money, except the chapbooks would get ruined. i will just bask in the awesome, and resist reading them until i get some work done (reward systems in place in my house: dog gets treat if well behaved, i get treat if i get a page of writing done. the dog gets his reward more regularly, which tells you everything you ever need to know about my willpower).