Synopses & Reviews
Corinna, A-Maying the Apocalypse simultaneously celebrates and laments that we are butdecaying.Betraying a love of old poems and symbols and new words and forms, these are poems where the moon's spritzing its perfumes and the phlegm is thick and fastover cities and Starbucks and suburbs. The poet is in love with the rhythm of the man-made world, and the rhythm is so strong sometimes / it blows up the room.
"Dennigan's poems are reckless, self-generating fantasies which retain the high stakes of the experiential world. They hurl the inventivenss of a contemporary imagination into dialogue with the smashers, motherhood, and American apple pie. She has found a poetic dimension which is--the opposite of Jesus--, OF the world but not IN it. I approve of this work. She gets the big go-ahead to lead her poetic generation back into the world to charge and change it with satire, vision and hope."
Dennigan makes delightful poetry, a pure aural pleasure more willowly, and as various as language lived.
. . . Dennigan's verse in smart but not unkind, sensual without being icky.-Cate Whetzel
Spitting associative sparks off both real and imagined landscapes, the poems in Corinna invite readers to excavate, associate, and riff off what's given.OR Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse is powered by conundrum, surprise, imagination, recklessness, wonderment, earnestness, and above all giant playfulness and smarts.
"2006-2007 Poets out loud prize"--P.  of cover.
About the Author
's work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Atlantic Monthly, Forklift Ohio, H_NGM_N, and Tin House. She lives in West Hollywood, California.