Sharon Mesmer’s poetry is a stream of indomitable spunk . . . tough and lush . . . a fabulous tissue of language which floats out to inhabit other bodies, opens their mouths and makes them speak. —Alice Notley
Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place is Sharon Mesmer's fifth collection of "tough and lush" poetry. Unwaveringly energetic and relentlessly wry, Mesmer fashions poems from the flashiest trash of the American sensibility and the Internet's muckiest dumping grounds, with a swagger and intelligence all her own. Hers is a generous spirit: "I want to expose myself," confesses one piece, "for love of the people."
Please stop by the bookfair at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, to check out our table. We'll have Jennifer L. Knox's (early!) new book, Days of Shame & Failure, Philalalia-exclusive mini broadsides by Khadijah Queen, Alyssa Lynee, Ginger Ko, and Nikki Wallshlaeger, as well as our full assortment of books and handmades.
On Friday night, we're reading with Black Radish Books & Propolis Press at Snockey's, featuring Natalie Eilbert, Jackie Clark, Becca Klaver (whose Bloof book has just been announced), and K. Lorraine Graham (ditto, and see below).
Huzzah! Bloof will be republishing these 4 recent books in spiffy new editions and rolling them over into our own distribution, after their (quickly dwindling!) first editions sell out: Motherlover by Ginger Ko,The Dead Girls Speak in Unison by Danielle Pafunda, Swan Feast by Natalie Eilbert, and The Rest is Censored by K. Lorraine Graham.
Bloof Books is thrilled to add these new books to our catalog. And to welcome K. Lorraine Graham as a new member of the collective!