Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Anna Gurton-Wachter
Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs
Brooklyn, NY

Sometimes one just tries to do too much, spread themselves too thin. This tiny chapbook is an unfortunate example. It's not prose-poetry. It's surface writing. It lacks depth. I did not connect with the writing at all. SAVE A TREE.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Trailer Trauma by Robin Axberg (1995)

Trailer Trauma
Robin Axberg
Milwaukee, WI

This is one of the oddest chapbooks I have yet to find. It's a collection of poetry with B&W photo images and drawings done by friends of the poet and assembled - interestingly. At first I didn't know what to make of it and then I spied the dedication to "Larry and the Cafe Melange poets". Ah, a clue! Cafe Melange has a history! This can be seen as much as a historical document of Milwaukee history in the early 1990s as anything. Ms. Axberg signed to the book to a friend using her (then/NOW) married name. This chapbook is something alright. Glad I got it.