The Parking Lot: And Other Feral Scenarios

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Forklift Books, Oct 5, 2018 - 144 pages
Darcie Dennigan's accounts of psychic states masquerading as disappearances are so striking, even luscious, that you may wish they were realities, even though she writes of great loss and unendurable pain. We see her Reporter every day on every TV news show, looking serious in a place of nothing, and telling us "I'm standing at the spot where-" invariably some horror happened. Mothers lose their children, often to animals, like Meryl Streep in A Cry in the Dark; and girls lose their proto-boyfriends and, years, later can't even remember how they died or even if they died. Behind Dennigan's "gone girls," the spirits of Kafka and Borges, and perhaps the shadow of Bhanu Kapil, wait and nod their heads in the great pity of fullness. Read "The Parking Lot" if you want to wrap your hand round the live wire of a miracle. -Kevin Killian

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Darcie Dennigan is the author of the poetry collections Palace of Subatomic Bliss (Canarium Books, 2016), Madame X (Canarium Books, 2012) and Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse (Fordham University Press, 2008). She teaches at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.

Carl Dimitri has received Fellowships in Painting from the Vermont Studio Center and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In 2013, he was elected into the Drawing Center. He has published illustrations for the Kenyon Review, Bomb and Paper Darts, and has illustrated a number of books. He has shown in New York, Miami, Cincinnati, Providence, New London, and Los Angeles.

Matt Hart is the author of nine books of poetry, including Radiant Action (H_NGM_N Books, 2016) and Radiant Companion (Monster House Press, 2016). Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Chair of Liberal Arts at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He plays guitar and shouts in the bands TRAVEL and NEVERNEW.

Eric Appleby is co-founder, publisher, and designer of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety. He has designed poetry books & chaps for authors including Dean Young, Charles Wright, Paul Violi, Darcie Dennigan, Chad Sweeney, Katie Byrum, Adam Fell, Shauna Hannibal, Russell Dillen, and Matt Hart. A graduate of Ball State University, he works as a Computer Whisperer/Marketing Hack for a regional wholesaler and plays in the bands 7 Speed Vortex, TRAVEL, NEVERNEW.

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