Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Poetica Erotica by Cynthia Linville, Shawn Aveningo, Lytton Bell, reviewed by BL Kennedy
Cynthia Linville, Shawn Aveningo, Lytton Bell
Another Day at the Dildo Factory
Twenty immigrants in
are painting veins
on twenty prosthetic penises.
The penises had ceased to seem shocking
to them at just one eight-hour shift
even to the Catholics,
and they disregard them, gossiping
and chatting among themselves
same as if it were only
the paper factory or the ideology factory instead.
The penises, molded in a malleable rubber
sway a little
when you touch them
as if to ask:
What are you doing to me?
Where are you sending me?
What will I be doing one week from today?
What is my purpose in this world?
Is there a god?
Finally one worker says
to one of the penises
Don’t ask me, I just work here; I’m only
making minimum wage.
Poetica Erotica is the name of a group of three young attractive women poets, and this is their first collection. I have to admit, it is a very handsome book with some very fine and well-sculpted poetry. Broken down into three separate sections (one for each member of the group), this book is a very handsome addition to the library of any lover of poetry (especially if you like that sexy kind of poetry).
I had one minor problem, which stems from knowing each poet personally, and having seen them perform. I was unable to get their separate and distinct voices out of my head while reading.
But if you’ve never met them, what this book offers is a very fine sampling of each poet’s work. All of this, as far as I am concerned, is crafted on the highest level. I simply love this book, and I highly recommend it to any sincere lover of poetry.
So if you have the chance to purchase of Poetica Erotica, I would say do it now and bury yourself in the words of these three fine poets.