Spinning Jenny Number Thirteen
by PDX Poetry/Comics distro Editor, Ted O'Callahan Contributor, Lucy Anderton Contributor, Justin Boening Contributor, Darren D. Demaree Contributor, Adam Deutch Contributor, Ricky Edin Contributor, Natalie Eilbert Contributor, Chris Garrecht-Williams Contributor, Ben Gontarek Contributor, Alex Greenberg Contributor, Zachary Hamilton Contributor, Chris Haven Contributor, Laurel Hunt Contributor, Jennifer Keitzman Contributor, Michele Kotler Contributor, Brandon Lewis Contributor, W.M. Lobko Contributor, Joseph Mains Contributor, Maggie McGuinness Contributor, Ryan Murphy Contributor, Nathan Parker Contributor, George Rawlins Contributor, Rebecca Givens Rolland Contributor, Steven Salmoni Contributor, Fred Schmalz Contributor, Matthew Siegel Contributor, M.A. Vizsolyi Contributor and Erica Wright Contributor
Welcome to the thirteenth edition to this book/zine compilation of poetry. Since Spinning Jenny contains such a diverse assortment of poetry by 28 different writers, I won't attempt summarizing the body of work into a few measely lines. Instead, I've included some samples of the poems. I can say this much for sure: this is a collection of poetry ranging from intimate to abstract to surreal to anecdotal. I'm no conneseuir of poetry, but I have read a few books in my life, and I like it when authors take some emotional risk by exposing themselves. I think this little book accomplishes the task, with pages of poetry that doesn't feel too similar but seems to inexplicably fit together well. Anyways, here are some excerpts:
"This morning I'm reading an article about the vitamins // in moonlight and why depression is hard to cure."
"I thought at once to give myself."
"I know you laugh at how I still care what others think. // I am caring less. It's close to the feeling of carrying less."
"Little God is the problem."
"Instead of assembling the lies like kindling // I've gathered those that conflict, bound"
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