Racing Hummingbirds by Jeanann Verlee

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Racing Hummingbirds examines, critiques, and at times delights in one woman's navigation through the many worlds of manic depression and her struggle to maintain humanity in the process. Jeanann Verlee's award-winning debut collection is a series of narratives, prayers, and conjurings which address gender, sex, race, poverty, heartbreak, and survival with such stark intimacy, you will find yourself living inside. These poems cannot possibly be about you, yet they are. They cross boundaries and reclaim hope. They are as the opening poem suggests, nothing short of communion. Fierce and formidable, Jeanann Verlee is poised to make an indelible mark – much like a razor slashing silk – on what's become a comfortably placid poetic landscape. Her unflinching and uncompromising stanzas will change the way you move through the world. -Patricia Smith, “Blood Dazzler" Any storyteller can recount powerful experience [she] makes you feel something powerful is happening in the telling. It is when safety dissolves that we discover possibility...It’s a special person that will make you wish they were your villain. -Brian S. Ellis, “Uncontrolled Experiments in Freedom" ...a roller coaster of imagistic magic. Form, language, allusion, and voice interact, collide, shape-shift, and duel...throughout an utterly arresting mosaic. -Danse Macabre Magazine
 

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Richard Swift (born Ricardo Sigilfredo Olivarez Swift-Ochoa)Richard Swift (born Ricardo Sigilfredo Olivarez Swift-Ochoa)(March 16, 1977) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-in(March 16, 1977) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and short-film maker. He is the founstrumentalist, producer and short-film maker. He is the founder, owner, and recording engineer of National Freedom, a reder, owner, and recording engineer of National Freedom, a recording studio located in Oregon, and has worked as producercording studio located in Oregon, and has worked as producer for such acts as Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds, and Laetitia for such acts as Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds, and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab fame. He is one of the greatest recordi Sadier of Stereolab fame. He is one of the greatest recording artists of our time. ng artists of our time.
 
Published April 22, 2014 by Write Bloody Publishing. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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