Poetry. California Interest. Alexis Rhone Fancher tears the plain brown wrapper off erotica. She refuses to play safe, strips away pretense, intent on exposing the fragility, angst and longing lurking just below the sexual surface. EROTIC features poems and flash never before seen in any collection, as well as gems from Rhone Fancher's first two erotic offerings, How I Lost My Virginity to Michael Cohen & other heart stab poems (2014) and Enter Here (2017). It includes the infamous "Sister Poems," all together for the first time. With her "take no prisoners" attitude, Rhone Fancher spares no one, least of all herself. As she's quoted in The Fem: "I write about women like me, women who own their sexuality and take responsibility for their choices. It may seem I'm writing about sex, but really, I'm writing about power. Who has it. How to get it. How to wield it. How to keep it." Come along with the author as she careens through her checkered past. Enjoy her misadventures. Cop a feel. Have a laugh. But reader beware: Alexis Rhone Fancher's wry confessional may do more than lubricate your libido. It just might steal your heart.
Los Angeles poet, Alexis Rhone Fancher is published in Best American Poetry, Rattle, Hobart, Verse Daily, Plume, Tinderbox, Cleaver, Diode, The American Journal of Poetry, Nashville Review, Poetry East, and elsewhere. She's authored six poetry collections, most recently, Junkie Wife (Moon Tide Press, 2018), and The Dead Kid Poems (KYSO Flash Press, 2019). EROTIC: NEW & SELECTED (NYQ Books) dropped in March, 2021, and her seventh collection, Stiletto Killer, will publish (in Italian) from Edizioni Ensemble, Italia in mid-2021. Her photographs are featured worldwide including the covers of Witness, and The Pedestal Magazine. A multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.