Poetry. "In RUDE GIRL, light 'scrime[s],' a girl secretly 'places a button under her tongue,' and a tide is a 'pseudonym' both for not speaking (right then) and for what comes after: the start of seeing 'the things [in front of]' (my brackets), which in fact 'were always [in front of].' There's an attention too, in John Sakkis's beautiful book, to the 'frequency and occurence' with which these things happened. Are happening. Like 'years or color.' Loved these poems. Hope you will too"—Bhanu Kapil.
author blogSophie Sills @ Peacock Online Review [4-page PDF]
JOHN SAKKIS is the author of RAVE ON! (BOTH BOTH Books, 2016), THE ISLANDS (Nightboat Books, 2014) and RUDE GIRL (BlazeVOX Books, 2009) as well as numerous chapbooks and ephemera. From 2005-2015 he edited BOTH BOTH, a little magazine of poetry and art. With Angelos Sakkis he has translated 4 books by Athenian poet Demosthenes Agrafiotis: Y'es and Diaeresis (Dusie Press), "NOW, 1/3" AND THEPOEM (BlazeVOX Books, 2012), CHINESE NOTEBOOK (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) and MARIBOR (The Post-Apollo Press, 2010) which was awarded the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation. He lives in Oakland.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA