Monday, September 13, 2010

The Dead Girls Speak in Unison on Everyday Genius

An excerpt from my new project The Dead Girls Speak in Unison at Everyday Genius. Thanks to Kate Zambreno, who guest edited and assembled some extraplanetary wonders!

Excerpt:

The Dead Girls Speak in Unison


You took us out of the freezer, unwrapped, split our sticks.

We still get eventide. We still get luminescence. We get our feet caught, sometimes, in the ropey intestine of your funny little dream. You think you’ve found the sweetest hole in which to bury your craggy face, and then out pops the rabbit.

The double bunny. Its many red eyes giving you a good scorching.

Whatev, little legs. Make with the running. Up the sheets
like a ladder, everything horizontal will beckon
your wreck.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Stressgirl70 said...

I love "The Dead Girls Speak in Unison" poems I've been able to find on the internet. Is there anyway to get all of the poems? Are they in one of your books?

Thank you

Missy Pearlman
stressgirl70@verizon.net

7:11 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Oh, thanks, Missy! This is so nice to hear. The Dead Girls Speak in Unison is actually a whole manuscript of its own; sending it out to presses, now!

yours,
D

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Bill Lannon said...

Just discovered your work as a consequence of John Connolly's use of your "Dead Girls" poems as chapter epigraphs in his Burning Soul.

I love your imagery and stridency. I once played Bosola in Webster's Duchess of Malfi. You evoke a similar creepiness. Great stuff! Thanks.

Bill Lannon
williamlannon709@gmail.com

11:28 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

What a fine compliment, Bill! To be compared to The Duchess of Malfi! And how thrilling to play Bosola.

Thanks for the kind words, & glad to meet one of John Connolly's readers.

Danielle

2:27 PM  
Blogger The Lady of the Estuary said...

Wow! Again thanks to John Connolly's 'The Burning Soul' I have found your work, you have re-opened a door in my soul long since closed and I cannot wait until the presses have stopped rolling and the ink still warm, I get to read this work. Can not wait until the back order of your other works come through. Until then, I wait.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Oh, I'm a'blush. Such lovely words. Thank you. John really has the most wonderful readers!

1:49 AM  

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