Poetry. "In her second full-length collection, Levitsky challenges readers with an expansive sequence of poems that vigorously dissemble and reassemble notions of what a poem is and does [ ... ] A decisively innovative book; NEIGHBOR is brimming with sharply reported discoveries"—Publishers Weekly. "NEIGHBOR is a sweet saga of disconnection. A collectivity of loss. Rachel should be working for the city of New York. 'I've decided to use my obsession/with my neighbor as the context/ for a discussion of the State.' That in itself is incredible"—Eileen Myles. "In and outside the window of Rachel Levitsky's apartment lie sadness, amusement and conflicted regard for the weirdo constructs of faith and scum politics. Her poet energy is a sweet intellect with lazy compulsive lines dropping onto a free and wishful page, ok with semi-resolve amidst the minor clatter of daily lust"—Thurston Moore.
Kevin Killian @ Third FactoryMarjorie Tesser @ ColdfrontPublishers Weeklyinterview by Susie DeFord @ BOMBLOG@ PennSoundHarry Thorne @ Galatea ResurrectsMarcella Durand @ Jacket2Thom Donovan @ Harriet
Rachel Levitsky is the author of three books: THE STORY OF MY ACCIDENT IS OURS (Futurepoem Books, 2012), NEIGHBOR (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), and UNDER THE SUN (Futurepoem Books, 2003). She is the founder and co-director of Belladonna*, an event and publication series of feminist avant-garde poetics. Author City: Brooklyn, NY USA