Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ghosts, Models, Visions by Ginger Ko


4.25 x 5.5
36 pages
laser-printed on cream stock
unique monoprint covers in soy ink with metallic stamped illustration & colored pencil
hand sewn in natural twine
LIMITED EDITION, numbered 1-150

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A long-awaited new chapbook in our handmade series! New poems by Ginger Ko from a series in progress called Biography of My Automaton. 

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I can’t make
anything from me,
anything not
already dead. I look
to my family
but none of them
are like me. They
have led up to me.
What do we do
when they no longer
need the mannequin
casings for their
clever matrices?
I asked a keeper
and they became
so angry that they
led me to the edge
of the dolphin tank,
pointed at the warders
who must masturbate
the males, massaging
pink extensions
as the dolphins float
belly up against
the poolside. When
your own body
is meaningless, when
you sit at home
on soft furniture
because your
automaton sits
at work every hour
of the day, suddenly
you begin to love
all the bodies.


GINGER KO is the author of Motherlover (Bloof, 2016), Inherit (Sidebrow, 2017), and Comorbid (Lark, 2016). Ginger is a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia’s creative writing program, where she teaches writing and Women’s Studies. She is a contributing editor for The Wanderer and an editor at smoking glue gun. You can find her online at

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