Monday, August 27, 2018

[Trap Activates]


The final chapbook from the 2017/2018 Open Reading Season comes from trusty Grey Book Press stalwart Mike Sikkema.  It’s entitled [crawdads skitter on river dildoes].  It’s a fun ride . . . or fun-adjacent.  Each of his GBP chapbooks is a little strange and (strangely) hard to describe, so I asked him to describe it.  Mike wrote that it “was written at a four way stop where closed captions, stage directions, fluxus events, and the lyric poem had a terrible accident.”  The closed captions and stage directions definitely play a part as you can see here:

“[people argue about god in several languages]

[body fluids boil]

[termites fill the IV]

[floorboards creak mixed with flatulence]

[shark teeth rattle in unknown person’s bladder]

[nurses and gentle rain create an alphabet]”

You can pick up a copy at the Titles page.  They come in a rainbow of colors, so mix and match!  And while you’re there, pick up some of his other work, including his collaborative chapbook (with Elisabeth Workman).


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