Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Environmental Studies. Collecting found texts, lyric poetry, and experimental prose, Eric Sneathen's SNAIL POEMS is an elegy born of the general catastrophe of late capitalism and the specific tragedy of personal loss. Committed to smallness and fragility, SNAIL POEMS nevertheless spirals out, queerly navigating collisions of ecological devastation, the politics of friendship, and popular culture.
"Knowing that there is no language to speak about death and no way to speak to the dead, Eric Sneathen speaks in snails instead. In these poems, the figure of the snail is a vessel for everything from beauty to rain to mourning to queer love and desire to you, dear reader. There are a staggering number of snails in SNAIL POEMS, but don't mistake the motif for fantastical. These poems are real life, in all of its precarity and grace."—Amy Berkowitz
Eric Sneathen is a poet who splits his time between Oakland and Santa Cruz, where he is a PhD student. His writing has been published by Mondo Bummer, Elderly, and Faggot Journal, and he is the editor and organizer of Macaroni Necklace, a Bay Area–based DIY literary journal and reading series. SNAIL POEMS is his first book.
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA