Poetry. "In her second full-length collection, Levitsky challenges readers with an expansive sequence of poems that vigorously dissemble and reassemble notions of what a poem is and does [ ... ] A decisively innovative book; NEIGHBOR is brimming with sharply reported discoveries"—Publishers Weekly. "NEIGHBOR is a sweet saga of disconnection. A collectivity of loss. Rachel should be working for the city of New York. 'I've decided to use my obsession/with my neighbor as the context/ for a discussion of the State.' That in itself is incredible"—Eileen Myles. "In and outside the window of Rachel Levitsky's apartment lie sadness, amusement and conflicted regard for the weirdo constructs of faith and scum politics. Her poet energy is a sweet intellect with lazy compulsive lines dropping onto a free and wishful page, ok with semi-resolve amidst the minor clatter of daily lust"—Thurston Moore.
Author City: Brooklyn, NY USA
Rachel Levitsky is the author of three books: THE STORY OF MY ACCIDENT IS OURS (Futurepoem Books, 2012), NEIGHBOR (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), and UNDER THE SUN (Futurepoem Books, 2003). She is the founder and co-director of Belladonna*, an event and publication series of feminist avant-garde poetics.
Reviews and Other Links
Kevin Killian @ Third Factory
Marjorie Tesser @ Coldfront
interview by Susie DeFord @ BOMBLOG
Harry Thorne @ Galatea Resurrects
Marcella Durand @ Jacket2
Thom Donovan @ Harriet