Poetry. SIX LIPS is an imagistic and offbeat approach to the old standards of love, death, and the planet where they happen. The titular six lips include those of the vulva. Nimble and tender, sensuous and biting, deliciously daring, and always grounded in felt experience, Penelope Scambly Schott's poems take us on wild and glorious flights of womanhood. The speaker of these poems is nothing if not multiple and shape-shifting. The poems are feisty, thoughtful, fun to read. They riot with original and often dreamlike images: monkeys "who have learned to speak in words," a "broom of violets," and even a child as a horse.
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Penelope Scambly Schott is the author of a novel and several books of poetry, including LILLIE WAS A GODDESS, LILLIE WAS A WHORE (Mayapple Press, 2013), CROW MERCIES (CALYX Books, 2010) and SIX LIPS (Mayapple Press, 2009). She has received a Hopwood Award, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, a Poetry Society of America award, and four fellowships from the New Jersey.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA