Poetry. "After john puts us through the paces with experiments and games, throws us talismans of rose quartz and 'tired-sick teeth,' we return to the beginning—or, more appropriately, a beginning, with the final poem, 'how to start.' Again, as with the cosmos, we begin 'in the dark.' We begin with a meditation, a poem to speak aloud to ourselves. We start with our eyes closed, and then we open them, and then we read."—Carolyn DeCarlosome planet is a tiny cosmos in fevered conversation with itself.some planet is what it's like to recover from your own self.some planet is what it's like to be a human. existing in one's mind, in one's body, in one's world, in one's galaxy, all tiny universes inside tiny universes all locked in fevered conversation.some planet is the coin in your pocket when you don't know how to choose.some planet is when everything is both itself and simultaneously else.some planet is a house covered in overgrowth on the outside, plastered with memory and story on the inside.john mortara is leading you through the woods by the hand. trying to get you home safe before sun goes down.
Carolyn DeCarlo @ Heavy Feather Review
jamie mortara (they/them/their) is a queer poet, performer, publisher, organizer, and artist. They grew up in New Jersey and have learned to stop apologizing for it. jamie is author of the poetry collections GOOD MORNING AMERICA I AM HUNGRY AND ON FIRE (YesYes Books, 2018) and SOME PLANET (YesYes Books, 2015) and the interactive fiction collection small creatures / wide field (tNY Press). Three of their DIY zines are indie bestsellers and the others are likely scattered to the winds somewhere. jamie is founder of the audio poetry magazine Voicemail Poems, a National Poetry Slam competitor, and has performed their poetry in 29 states and counting. jamie holds an MFA from UNCW and is a proud Capricorn.Author City: BOSTON, MA USA