Poetry. In the title sequence of this stunning debut, DEAR BODY: imagines the dialog between body and mind as a playful literary correspondence. One that begins whimsically: "We prayed to your effigy like to a beautiful library book you wanted to steal," but can turn violent "Cut off a finger to see if you would notice, but the blood said nothing and I/just stood there moments with an open mouth." Yet, these poems never abandon their innate optimism, as they explore diverse forms and vocabularies on their search for "an opening, an architecture."
Dan Machlin was born and raised in New York City. Previous works include several chapbooks: 6x7 (Ugly Duckling Presse), This Side Facing You (Heart Hammer Press), and In Rem (@ Press), as well as Above Islands (Immanent Audio), an audio CD collaboration with singer/cellist Serena Jost. His poems and reviews have appeared in The Poetry Project Newsletter, Talisman, Antennae, Crayon, Soft Targets, Boog Literature and The Brooklyn Rail. Dan is the founding editor and publisher of Futurepoem books, a former contributing editor of The Transcendental Friend and a former curator of The Segue Series at Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. DEAR BODY: is his first book-length collection of poems. Author City: New York, NY USA