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Poetry. Drama. In this dramatic poem in three acts, Barniskis introduces readers to Mimi Sprig and Xavier Box, tiny adversaries engaged in "an almost secret war." Their poetic monologues shimmer with longing as they circle, listening for signs of life and learning to read each other. MIMI AND XAVIER STAR IN A MUSEUM THAT FITS ENTIRELY IN ONE'S POCKET was a finalist in the Anomalous Press Poetry Chapbook Contest, judged by Cole Swensen, and is being co-released as an LP with music by composer Nick Jaffe.
Becca Barniskis lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota where she works as a free-lance teacher and writer. She is co-author of the Teaching Artist Handbook and an associate editor at the Teaching Artist Journal. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals. MIMI AND XAVIER STAR IN A MUSEUM THAT FITS ENTIRELY IN ONE'S POCKET (Anomalous Press, 2014) is her first book.Author City: MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA