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, PERVERSE, ALL MONSTROUS (Nion Editions, 2017), LISTEN MY FRIEND, THIS IS THE DREAM I DREAMED LAST NIGHT (The Song Cave, 2021), and Aux Arc / Trypt Ich (forthcoming from Nightboat) as well as several handsome chapbooks (flowers and cream, NION, garden door press, Auric). They live in the Arkansas Ozarks with their medium sized but lion- hearted dog, Birdie.Author City: WINSLOW, AR USA