I just received my latest LinkedIntoPoetry Recommendation, MARILYN by Amanda Ngoho Reavey. It is a palpable creature -- visual, multi and trans genre, open and amazingly articulate about its multi-layered complicated concerns. In other words, everything that Poetry can be when alchemized organically by someone with an unbreakable spirit.
As well, there is an amazing essay"NOTES TOWARD TESSERAE"which provides a meaty, lucid and ravishing read. This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I was pleased to see Galatea Resurrects in the Acknowledgments. GR #23 had featured excerpts from MARILYN. MARILYN's acknowledgments also reminded me of of how dreams can unfold if we allow their existence as well as time. And when I first brewed up the idea of Galatea Resurrects -- a womanifestation of what happened to the mythological Galatea after she stepped off her pedestal, and the answer was partly to become interested in poetry -- I didn't anticipate ever getting to its 25th issue.
I received my copy of MARILYN as a gift for supporting a T'Boli school in the Philippines. I want to purchase the book, though, to show my support and will do so to come up with a review copy for either Galatea Resurrects and/or The Halo-Halo Review. Email me at galateaten at gmail dot com if you would like to receive this book for review.