redrum natura & home remedies
by Joshua Corey
Bounded at times by the words of Lucretius and Stanley Kubrick, with a cameo by The Shining, Redrum Natura is a sharply drawn portrait of the artist struggling and reconciling with the intersection of language and vision, a razor sharp un-layering of poem and poet and the perspective of both.
by Kaisa Cummings
Selected by Joshua Corey, Home Remedies casts a spell of mythic tutelage-au-naturale; as Corey notes, it's a "lyrical, playful, and profound poetic series. Mothering and motherhood become haunted ritual sites in these poems, as their assorted witches and wise women confront the reader again and again with what continues to be the most difficult task for a woman in our society: to give birth to herself. A cool, ferocious intelligence flickers across these austere and uncanny poems."
"It is a perfect chapbook in every way. I love the font, cover, and craft of the pages as much as I admire and adore what is within them. Cummings is stirring, intelligent, harrowing, a little bit spooky, relevant, insightful and a damn fine poet." Emily Shearer
"Home Remedies has easily become my favorite read of the year, and my favorite chapbook of all time." Carolyn DeCarlo