Reading Something in the Potato Room Author Heather Cousins – best–

Something in the Potato Room In The Dark Alcove Of The Potato Room, The Unexpected Blooms The Surrealistic Imagery In This Collection Of Poems That Takes The Reader On An Otherworldly Descent, Where Reality Is Made Bizarre When The Narrator Confronts Death In The Mundanity Of The Supermarket The Poet S Forceful, Startling Syntax Complements The Unexpected Subjects Of The Poems The Random Fascination In Antique Medical Apparatus, A Foucauldian Rigor, The Occasional Absolute, And Is Combined With An Unfussy Flow Of Frank Prose And A Unconventionally Twisted Narrative

Reading Something in the Potato Room  Author Heather Cousins  – best–
  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • Something in the Potato Room
  • Heather Cousins
  • English
  • 27 October 2019
  • 9781888553390

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About the Author: Heather Cousins

I hold degrees from Bryn Mawr College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Georgia I live in Madison, Georgia Something in the Potato Room won the 2009 Kore Press First Book Award, and Part I has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize Freeze, a chapbook, was published in 2013 by Codhill Press.Buy the book from Kore Press

10 thoughts on “Something in the Potato Room

  1. says:

    Dark, visceral writing Dense with rich, wonderful images I loved every minute reading and re reading each sentence Each sentence fragment An esoteric use of the language precise, dynamic, occulted The work is beautiful The individual pieces, poems, do not stand well on their own I highly doubt they were ever intended to be eaten that way This is one piece woven together from many secti...

  2. says:

    I do like the concept of this little collection and I think the approach of writing it in untitled pieces, essentially as one poem, must have been the greatest challenge in pulling it off The pieces advance the story and the right beats are struck to move the narrative forward I think the character that the poet has fleshed out is human and interesting enough to carry the narrative My criticism is with the poems or pieces themselves as poetry It s telling that no than one piece found its way to publication outside of this collection They can t stand on their own as poetry, in my opini...

  3. says:

    I read this book for a class and was extremely confused and a little disturbed by it It s a creeper that s for sure After the class discussion I started to get it and liked it a lot I still think it s on the w...

  4. says:

    Absolutely loved this book Picked it up to kill some time the other night Such an amazing piece of writing I m keeping it nearby so I can re read it a few times.

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