Thursday, October 22, 2015

WINDOWBOXING by Kirsten Kaschock, now in free ebook formats

Interactive PDF for online reading  (above or here)
Color cover image, black-and-white interior

PDF for printing (2.1 MB, illustrations)
Color cover image, black-and-white interior

WINDOWBOXING: A Dance with Saints in Three Acts

Kirsten Kaschock

Gray textured 80 lb cover 
Three die cut windows with cream vellum insets
Cream 70 lb text interior
Hand-sewn binding in natural twine
7 x 7 inches • 44 pages
Includes 6 black-and-white drawings by Koen Kaschock-Marenda

"You would have my explosions be localized and armed against themselves.
You would prefer I not discuss 'men' or 'women.' The genres.
It would be better to prevent the spread of the insurgency."

A sequence of twenty-four interlinked pieces, WINDOWBOXING: A Dance with Saints in Three Acts by Kirsten Kaschock moves with both muscle and grace through its three acts of steadfast looking—at dance, grief, abuse, the streets of Philadelphia, and especially "the elaboration of woman."

Excerpts from this work appeared in Antioch Review, BOMBMagazine, Chicago Review, Everyday Genius, Many Mountains Moving, and Otoliths.

Kirsten Kaschock is the author of three books of poetry: The Dottery (Pitt Poetry, Donald Hall Prize, 2014), Unfathoms (Slope Editions) and A Beautiful Name for a Girl (Ahsahta Press). Her debut novel, Sleight, a work of speculative fiction, was published by Coffee House Press. She has earned a PhD in English from the University of Georgia and a PhD in dance from Temple University. Kirsten resides in Philadelphia with Dan Marenda and their three children. More at
WINDOWBOXING: A Dance with Saints in Three Acts is the fifth chapbook in the 2012–2013 series from Bloof Books. Each chapbook in the series will be released in a limited edition of one hundred numbered copies, followed by a digital release. Each chapbook is also included in full in our annual compilation volume, Bound.

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