Poetry. Women's Studies. Emily Rose Kahn-Sheahan's MOUTHY gives voice to an unapologetic female experience, the truth between strength and vulnerability, as insecure at times as it is wanton. The outdated concept of spinsterhood is challenged and redefined by embracing the complexity of loneliness and self-sufficiency. At once sex-positive and clumsy, MOUTHY aims to speak what is so often silenced, exalting dichotomy and praising the "good trouble."
"Beware poems that warn you of their teeth; they will leave marks, and not say sorry. MOUTHY is unapologetically sharp, shamelessly noisy, and exuberant in its declaration of the things about which we (women) are told never to speak."—Marty McConnell
"These stanzas smolder, incite and stagger the reader like a backhand. Emily Rose is a relentless archivist of delusion and crave, adept at both blinding truths and the lyric so lustful it trembles the belly. This book is shield and weapon. This writer is the one you didn't know you needed."—Patricia Smith
Donna Vorreyer @ Drunk in a Midnight ChoirToni Nealie @ NewCity LitChad Frame @ Rag Queen Periodical
Emily Rose Kahn-Sheahan hosted and curated live lit shows and poetry slams in Chicago for ten years. Her work has recently appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Muzzle Magazine, decomP, After Hours, and TimeOut Chicago. Now in Rochester, NY she helps run The Spirit Room Poetry and Pie series. Her first chapbook, Cigarette Love Songs and Nicotine Kisses, was published by Cross+Roads Press.Author City: ROCHESTER, NY USA