By Yasmine Cheyenne
By Jessica Tyner
—Marvin Bell, nationwide ebook Award Winner for Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship for inventive Arts, Winner
Jessica Tyner masterfully inspires the gut-punch of human lifestyles, wielding sharply crafted phrases that certain like a well-recognized melody threatening to bend out of track with each revelation.
—Jared Goode, Playwright Orange is the recent Musical
ORYGUN takes you domestic, marrying confessional poetry, whereas tapping deep into the reader’s cravings for an entire literary event. This choice of narrative poems contact on how the landscapes that helped bring up us additionally form us, the intricacies of affection with ourselves and others, and shared human struggles of desire and hope, as we teeter on ever-changing, emotional edges.
We invite you to take pleasure in powerfully evocative and wonderfully written poems from Jessica's 3rd publication of poetry, ORYGUN.
Why ORYGUN? “It’s Ory-gun, now not Ora-gone.” local Oregonians—or those that have assimilated impressively well—have given this admonishment various instances. How anyone publicizes “Oregon” tells you if they’re an area or now not. Jessica Tyner, born and raised in Oregon, grew up seeing the well-known ORYGUN bumper stickers. As you meander father north in the direction of Portland, you’ll spot a peppering of “It’s Willamette, dammit!” stickers jumbled together with the needful “Keep Portland bizarre” instructions. sure, Oregon is a nation thick with towns, streets and rivers with strange, frequently local American-inspired, names and pronunciations from sofa (“Cooch”) to The Dalles (not “Dallas”—that’s one other urban in Oregon!).
For Oregonians, right pronunciation of the gorgeously eco-friendly nation is greater than an issue of delight. It’s a mild nod to the wealthy local American heritage of the quarter, and likewise just like a mystery password to a truly specific club.
Jessica Tyner Mehta is the writer of The final unique Petting Zoo and What Makes an constantly by means of Tayen Lane Publishing, and the inaccurate form of Indian by way of Wyatt MacKenzie Publishing. An award-winning poet, novelist and author, her paintings has seemed in over 50 magazines and journals worldwide, together with “Ray’s street overview” which nominated her poem “Speleology” for a Pushcart Prize.
She has been a featured reader at a variety of literary occasions together with India’s overseas Poetry competition (New Delhi), Wordstock (Portland, Ore.), the foreign Women’s Writing Guild summer season convention (Allentown, Penn.), and Berl’s Poetry book place (Brooklyn). Jessica additionally reads and plays her paintings as a “poetry whore” with the overseas Poetry Brothel sequence, appearing in either Portland and Brooklyn. The express brings overseas poets to the level to embody a character in a Twenties themed occasion the place consumers buy a poet’s time for personal readings. She plays less than the level identify “Savage,” a nod to her local American heritage.
Jessica obtained a Writers within the faculties (WITS) residency from Literary Arts, a educating artist fellowship, and was once a founding member of the organization’s Writers of colour committee. A confessional poet who is predicated seriously on honesty, transparency and narrative ways to writing, her paintings has been applauded by way of poets Marvin Bell and Luis Chaves. Jessica counts poets Kim Addonizio and Li-Young Lee as her maximum poetic inspiration.
Jessica Tyner Mehta is a local Oregonian and member of the Cherokee Nation.
By Emmy Pérez
Pérez finds the strengths and nuances of a universe the place no observe is “foreign.” Her fast-moving, evocative phrases remove darkness from the prayers, gasps, touches, and gritos born of daily discoveries and occasions. a number of kinds of reference enhance the poems within the kind of mantra: ecologist’s box notes, geopolitical and ecofeminist observations, flora and fauna catalogs, minutiae, and vigil chants.
“What is it to like / inside viewing distance of evening / imaginative and prescient goggles and guns?” is a query vital to a lot of those poems.
The assortment creates a poetic confluence of the private, political, and international forces affecting border lives. even if alluding to El Valle as a spot the place pollution now move borders extra simply than humans or natural world, or to elevated militarization, immigrant seizures, and twenty-first-century wall-building, Pérez’s voice is intimate and pressing. She laments, “We can't tattoo roses / at the wall / Can’t tattoo Gloria Anzaldúa’s roses / at the wall”; but, she additionally reaffirms Anzaldúa’s notions of desire via resilience and conocimiento.
With the River on Our Face drips deep like water, changing into amistad—an inquisition into human relationships with planet and self.
By Joan Crate
By Natascia Di Terlizzi
By Irene Perez,Roberto Cabello-Argandoña
here function portals right into a inner most self dealing with worry and courage—“If you dare startle what’s
inside the wall…”—and into the general public self taking a look outwards with compassion—“But one
day/Beyond the noise of all histories . . .”
The Spanish dispersed all through this assortment provides an important pulse to the poet’s love and take care of the beat and rhythm of language. yet at its
core, this paintings stands powerful with which means, encountering good looks, via lyricism, within the past
and within the recognition to the now.
In those sensual, intensely given, occasionally fantastical poems and prose items, we're given
scenes of belief, beginning and adolescence, of a relatives uprooted from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn,
landing in Jersey urban and past. In Perez’s global, every little thing is made to count number, the body
passage into white clothes, “life fires and hurricanes”, “long hallways marked through doors”, the
astrological impact of the planets in our whirling heavens. Her’s is an unique, colourful and
complex voice, and her poems do honor to our memories.
—Colette Inez, writer of "The Luba Poems."
Cultures collide during this riveting paintings, yet Irene Perez navigates us to security along with her glittering verse. whereas the realm she paints is agridulce, she by no means forgets to sweeten all that's sour.
Get able to be transported.
—Stephanie Elizondo Griest, writer of "Mexican adequate: My existence among the Borderlines."
In and out, up and down, right here and there, then and now, physique and spirit, difficult and tender, black, white, and colours in among, wind and silence, water and sand, asleep and awake...take turns, subscribe to and separate in those poems and prose paintings to create a tapestry of emotions shared via lyricism and keenness for language.
—Nora de Hoyos Comstock, "Count of Me: stories of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships /Cuenta Conmigo: Historias Conmovedoras de Hermandad y Amistades Incondicionales."
Irene’s brief tales and poems have seemed in Kalyani journal, South Florida Arts magazine, Northern Liberties mild, New Mirage magazine, Acentos overview, Ardent, Mangrove, Gulfstreaming
Magazine, lengthy Shot, The Américas overview, The Bilingual assessment. She has written non-fiction
pieces for Somos Padres: A e-newsletter for folks and Educators, LatinGirl journal and Críticas. She is at the moment engaged on her first novel.
By Shannon Webb-Campbell
Shannon Webb-Campbell’s nonetheless No be aware seeks the looks of the self in others and the popularity of others in the self. sufferer, looking out, wondering, and from time to time heartbreaking—these poems display the deep
past in the current stressful and the interrelations that make our lives by some means either complete and unfinished. And although Webb-Campbell is political every now and then, this isn't politics for the sake of politics: right here, it’s an issue of the human middle. starting from reflective to indignant, from sensual to humourous, her poetry inhabits that mercurial area among the general public and the personal, making nonetheless No
Word a remarkably comprehensive debut collection.
By Phibby Venable
By Micheline Maylor
I payment the field at the govt types: Caucasian. No box
for colonized, for the 1/16th bred. simply the double helix of my DNA,
my skill to sun-brown, and my very own green-eyed children
of the voyageur, river visions nonetheless stuck of their irises.
We’re born out of a protracted in the past season.
Everyone is certain of position and race. Blood and semen
mixed in dust and cervix, convex and enchanted through muskrat’s eerie smile,
dark fact furred and raveled, stroked through a river paddle.
Let that lengthy the teeth chunk now within the land of the race riots,
negro, and redskin, the underground railroad,
and the Indian village.
Let the identify Pontiac take new shape and hit the road,
the righteous mile the place judgement and boundary blurs,
especially on issues of composition
blood, bone, and relations.
—from “Detroit Zoo toilet 1977”
By Erica Jong,Jos. A. Smith
With a mixture of actual fascination, passionate enthusiasm, and willing feminist perception, Erica Jong wades via a bathroom of myths, incorrect information, ancient hysteria, and modern Halloween costumes to provide a beneficiant exploration and occasion of witches.
From their origins as descendants of historic goddesses to modern practitioners of the craft, the evolution of the idea that of “witch” has been as changeable because the centuries themselves. From evil crone to sexual seductress, they're the embodiment of either mild and darkish, fertility and dying, divinity and paganism, baleful curses and therapeutic treatments. they've been scapegoated because the item of men’s worst fears and embraced as heroines of girl empowerment. As muses, they've got encouraged pop culture from Shakespeare and Yeats to Anne Sexton and Ken Russell. With reverence and a touch of mischief, Jong unearths witches’ rites, rituals, and magical recipes, together with actual spells and incantations.
“A steaming cauldron of fantastically illustrated prose, poetry, love potions and flying creams” (Glamour) from the well known writer of Fanny, Witches is “nothing lower than an entire transformation of our notion of witches . . . accomplishe[d] with panache during this sumptuously and provocatively illustrated e-book" (Publishers Weekly).
This publication positive aspects an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files from the author’s own collection.