Yesterday I received Mary Biddinger's terrific new chapbook, Saint Monica, out from Black Lawrence Press. I was lucky enough to be asked to write a blurb and so get to see this marvelous, original, biting, and witty collection before it came out. I can only reiterate my comment on the back:
Biddinger crisply narrates these memorable tales that entwine horror and sensual discovery, using deft rhythms, head-snapping line breaks, and highly original imagery."
I give it the highest praise a poet can: I wish I'd written it. Buy the book!
For a fresh taste, try tongues of the ocean.