Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Summer Noir

The final chapbook of our 2016/2017 season is from last year’s open reading “winner,” Jessie Janeshek.  Supernoir, as the title suggests, touches on classic film noir and presents a perhaps dark take on the “coming-of-age” tale of adolescent girls and their sometimes seedy Summer fun.  Beyond the yearning and growing up too fast is a more modern fear and vague danger.  The poems are full of surprising turns of phrase and juxtaposes language in a way that plays into the lurid themes.

From “Care for Others”:

“My mother knocks and I lock my bedroom
the twang between my legs is good or it’s god
and she whispers   the blonde girl’s   roots will be showing once school starts.”

Supernoir is available now.  Grab a copy and stretch the Summer out a little longer.

Posted by Scott