Poetry. Women's Studies. LGBT Studies. SALT IS FOR CURING is the lush and haunting full-length debut by Sonya Vatomsky. These poems, structured as an elaborate meal, conjure up a vapor of earthly pains and magical desires; like the most enduring rituals, Vatomsky's poems both intoxicate and ward. A new blood moon in American poetry, SALT IS FOR CURING is surprising, disturbing, and spookily illuminating. "Sonya Vatomsky's SALT IS FOR CURING is many things: a feast, a grimoire, a fairy tale world, the real world. It's also too smart for bullshit and too graceful to be mean about the bullshit: a marvelous debut. I love it."—Ariana Reines "Curious, intricate poems."—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist "Imagine bodies within bodies eating a feast, spilling over with their own secrets and hopes and dreams and fears and brutality and witchery. That is the party you will find in this book—a modern-day, literary equivalent of a Bosch painting."—Juliet Escoria "These poems melt the hard fat of life into tallow candles, then they reach up and light themselves."—Mike Young Also praised by art/culture/occult site Luna Luna Magazine, author Dennis Cooper, goth lifestyle site The Belfry, Entropy Magazine, darkling jeweler Blood Milk, and others.
Sonya Vatomsky is a Moscow-born, Seattle-raised poet and the author of SALT IS FOR CURING (Sator Press) & chapbook My Heart in Aspic (Porkbelly Press). Find them by saying their name five times in front of a bathroom mirror or at sonyavatomsky.tumblr.com and @coolniceghost.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA