Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Other Woman

Letters from the Other Woman

It seems like a long time coming, but we’ve finally gotten to the first chapbook of the 2017/2017 Open Reading season, Letters from the Other Woman by Monica Prince. 

In reality, there has been a lot of buildup with this collection’s debut at AWP18 last week and Monica’s appearance at the GBP/Anhinga off-site reading.  Her poems here create a dialogue through a series of “letters” (not always from the “other woman”) that takes us to surprising places.  There’s a narrative thread for us to untangle, woven with Monica’s expert use of language.

From one of the letters to the other woman:

“Don’t be ashamed of who you are,
how you’ve turned this thirsty.
How else can you start

a conversation? Next time, skip this part,
break character, insist on release
from unwanted attention.”

Monica Prince has a supernova-bright future in the poetry world, so get in on the ground floor . . . with a copy of this chapbook!

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