Poetry. Drama. Hybrid. LOUISE AND LOUISE AND LOUISE is made up of four long poems that veer into and blur the genres of horror, soap opera, fantasy, and noir. It's beautiful and repulsive, a train barrelling off the tracks towards you, "a horse of a night / viler even," a ripped off / patched up / guts out text by Olivia Cronk. "I am re-imagining us now in an insect rain, come in to a farmhouse, an apocalyptic escape hatch, into some money from when / This is the story. / It is disgusting."
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Olivia Cronk is the author of the poetry collections LOUISE AND LOUISE AND LOUISE (Lettered Streets Press, 2016) and SKIN HORSE (Action Books, 2012). Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, Deluge, jubilat, Newfound, Noo Weekly, Spolia, Swine, and Tender; and in the multimedia anthology Electric Gurlesque. She coedits The Journal Petra with Philip Sorenson and teaches composition and creative writing at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Her book, Womonster, is forthcoming in 2020 from Tarpaulin Sky Press.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA