Book Review: Western Diseases. Sara Adams. 

​I like in chapbook Western Diseases, by Sara Adams, we are given footnotes, which goes toward giving explanation to the origins of the poem. Inspired origins too: a survey posted on Craigslist, source material from newspapers and texts, Google searches and lectures. 

The titles of the poems are compelling too and Breast Nuggets is a fine poem to begin with.

In Psycho the phrases and quirkiness remind me in some ways of Ginsberg and his poetry.

The Redwig is one of my favourite poems.

Title poem Western Diseases has a striking footnote and makes for a delightfully fun poem. 

Overall this chapbook is a (too!) brief collection of found, experimental and oulipo constraint poems. 

Western Diseases demonstrates there are no limits to what you can do creatively and you can dip into its contents continually and not find the same meaning twice. 

Western Diseases is a chapbook published by Dancing Girl Press and written by Sara Adams, which is available here 


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