Tag Archives: Spooky Girlfriend Press

SSR #3 of 15: False Spring

5 Jul

False Spring
by Gina Myers
Spooky Girlfriend Press
36 pgs, $6

Saginaw speaks with the dissonance of a gunshot through a light breeze; there’s snow melting and the sun heats the sky.

GETTIN SPOOKY

2 Apr

The new issue of Spooky Boyfriend is out. I just read it and I liked it.

My favorite piece was “Cell-Phone Hugs” by Feliz Lucia Molina. “Ampersand clouds– dove strokes, doves/surrounded us” is a neat opening line. It’s elusive, but the emotion hits me like stamping this poem on my head.

This Is Not A Single Sentence Review: Two Recent Spooky Girlfriend Press Chapbooks

24 Jan

I’m looking at these chapbooks and I’m guessing which one is better, before reading, and oh yeah it’s clear, “That one, the one with the winged deer and lion flying over a desert, by A Minetta Gould, an author I’d heard of.”

Woah-wee was I wrong. That flying lion had much more to sink its teeth into than I did. Both sections of the Gould book featured tiny sections of texts, one on each page, which I can handle in cumulative effect situations, but I was done, and I was thinking, “What?” What I’m saying is, I’m not sure what to take away from this book. I know I know, this is my aesthetic talking, but I need more to clutch.

The Twelve Wives of Citizen Jane, on the other hand, threw itself into the form, twelve poems, successively about each of Citizen Jane’s wives (SURPRISE). I feel that’s important to mention, because as I moved from one to another, I was pleased with how this character of Citizen Jane unfolded, gaining clarity into the series. While this chapbook lacked pizzazz in looks, it twisted out goodness of story.

Check out this opening to “Jane’s Fourth Wife”:

A ballistics specialist, always
Ready for a good wing-it.

Yoked double, melon rinds
Rim the community center lot

Where they flew each other up
A flagpole to the tune of privately

Inclined to expand and contract
With privileged information.

Dutch Baby Combo/The Boys Are Talking About Restlessness At Five-Points by A. Minetta Gould

The Twelve Wives of Citizen Jane by Daniela Olszewska

Spooky Girlfriend Press