Poetry. This dynamic collaboration between Michael Cooper and Cindy Rinne hurtles through the male/female binary into the polyphonic, as the voices prism and ricochet past one another, multiplying in possibility. The trickster spider-god, Anansi, is spirit guide for this collection, at once postmodern and preverbal, as if the world rituals have been rent into fragments that ache toward the formation of a new web-text and textile, one which gathers all the lost, all rejected, orphaned and damaged, the repulsive and the lovely, to "reweave the world" to have "stacked the bodies looking for wholes where their souls peeked out." This is a poetry that invades all planes, from bureaucracy to myth, interrogating poetry's limits, even as it bears witness, unflinchingly, to what we have become.
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Michael Cooper is an inland empire poet, PoetrIE member, CSUSB MFA student, and Veteran. You can find his work in The Berkeley Review, The Portland Review, The LA Review, H_NGM_N, and many other fine publications. Michael would like to make you aware that the splash zone includes the first 11 rows.Cindy Rinne is an experimental storyteller and record-keeper of many cultures. She creates and adapts myths in narrative and personna poems using contemporary voices, ancient voices, and nature's words. Cindy creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. Her poem, "Mapping" was nominated for the Liakoura Award by Pirene's Fountain. Cindy is a reader for "Tin Cannon" by PoetrIE. Cindy is a founding member and on the board of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire based literary community. Her work appeared or is forthcoming in Young Ravens Literary Review, Eternal Haunted Summer, The MOON Magazine, Artemis Journal, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, The Poetry Bus (Ireland), Phantom Kangaroo, Lyre, Lyre, Cactus Heart Press, The Wayfarer, Extinguished, Extinct Anthology by Twelve Winters Press, The Lake (England), and others.Author City: SN BERNARDINO, CA USA