Poetry. "These prose poems are the best kind of revolution: sly and funny, subversive and wise."—Sarah McCarry
"Like everyone else, I am desperate to get it right, to know how to dress for the Ouija board or how to stop being in love with people I'll never meet. The volume of what we don't know, what we need to know NOW could drown a lonely surfer, but Guess & Olszewska have the skills and the code that will bring us back to life. They comb, channel, and distill the ether. They answer the questions beating so secretly in our chests, we didn't know to ask them. They build a stunning pedagogy of the surfpressed. I would like to live in the world where these were the answers and allegories Googling provided. Let's put on a dramatic amount of make-up, set a small fire for the smell of singed crosshair, and tell the birds nesting in the eaves that it's over. This book emits a peculiar, beguiling, electric calm."—Danielle Pafunda
Carol Guess is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, including DARLING ENDANGERED, DOLL STUDIES: FORENSICS, and TINDERBOX LAWN. In 2014 she was awarded the Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement by Columbia University. Her book, WITH ANIMAL, was co- written with Kelly Magee and HUMAN-GHOST HYBRID PROJECT was co- written with Daniela Olszewska. She teaches in the MFA program at Western Washington University.
Daniela Olszewska is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: CLOUDFANG : : CAKEDIRT (Horse Less Press, 2012), True Confessions of An Escapee From The Capra Facility For Wayward Girls (Spittoon Press, 2013), and Citizen J (Artifice Books, 2013). With Carol Guess, she is the co-author of HOW TO FEEL CONFIDENT WITH YOUR SPECIAL TALENTS (Black Lawrence Press, 2014) and HUMAN-GHOST HYBRID PROJECT (Black Lawrence Press, 2017).
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