Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. A glitchy trip through the poetics of the (un)natural, FLUNG THRONE is a descent through and disassembly of
language that rages and bursts apart before receding back into the earth. Emerging here is a poetics against the poetic, a reckoning of word and world. Prophetic, angry, yet still reaching for light, author
Cody-Rose Clevidence notes the work's dark undercurrents, "...we, psychologically speaking, are ill equipped to bear the throes of our own mental, social, and emotional neural chemistry, our consciousness is a cruel trick the universe has played on the world/ourselves. I was feeling all that and also I was falling in love with the woods I found myself in." Awed and repulsed by humanity's capacities—even that of a lyric gaze—Clevidence's second collection distills writing to its phonemic essences and situates them in the kind of wilderness that overtakes abandoned parking lots when nobody is looking.
Brendan White@ Rhino Poetry
Cody-Rose Clevidence is the author of BEAST FEAST (2014) and FLUNG/THRONE (2018), both from Ahsahta Press, LISTEN MY FRIEND, THIS IS THE DREAM I DREAMED LAST NIGHT from The Song Cave and Aux Arc / Trypt Ich from Nightboat, as well as several handsome chapbooks (flowers and cream, NION, garden door press, Auric). They live in the Arkansas Ozarks with their excellently named animals.