Synopses & Reviews
J. Tarin Towers writes about the politics of human relationships in a fiercely distinctive voice. She has a keen ear for the rhythms of everyday speech and a form that flirts with tradition. In a framework of love and sex and betrayal, these poems and stories explore the boundaries of the heart's language.
J. Tarin Towers has a keen ear for the rhythms of everyday speech and a form that flirts with tradition.
In an urban framework of love and sex and betrayal, these sizzling poems and scorching stories explore the inexplicable politics of human relationships while breaking open the boundaries of the heart's language.
Table of Contents
Apocalypso #1 -- Apocalypso #1, part 2 -- Guns 'n' things -- The hitchers, #3 -- Ace hardware -- Like Daniel Boone -- How to get a good night's sleep -- Making mistakes -- Mission poem -- I'm not easy -- Pepper spray -- Red: not the dress -- The thinking problem -- The hitchers, #1 -- The hitchers, #2 -- Good listener -- The dead man -- Explaining the golf war -- One more Allen Ginsburg tribute poem -- Legend in my own mind -- Smack (1998 nostalgia remix) -- Love has always been my game -- What did today -- Collecting box tops -- What they leave -- To forget -- Psych study -- Phantom limb -- Discount pulse rate -- Letter -- "I love you" poem -- Thorn -- Analogy -- April 1995, or what i thought about -- will live until the bruises disappear -- Fourteen opening stanzas from poems that have never been written -- Here is my heart -- Made of rain -- 2-point conversation -- Afterwards -- Shallow water no diving -- Sonnet -- My prince -- Epitaph -- One night standoff -- Abecedarian: ask Bobby -- Oral fixation -- Picky -- Walter -- How to break up.