Published by @GhostCityPress //Germz

Beautifully presented poetry, with illustrations, and plays in form, which I love to be inspired by, on thoughts on parties, scrolling, relationships, train rides, and fruits with inedible skins. ‘It seems I only miss you when I’m ovulating -according to this period app,’ 

Written in the intimate style of a journal, this is a gem. 

And the good news? You can download this book for free from Ghost City Press. All donations go directly to the writer. Here’s the link. Happy reading!

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Book Review. When Cars Touch. Alexis Bates. 

When Cars Touch begins innocuously enough with poem We Strike Violently (Against one Another) and then we come to a poem titled A Poem about Fingering, which uses a buzzing bee hive as a metaphor. Throughout When Cars Touch writer Alexis Bates continues to use metaphors, with concrete imagery to illustrate her points. These include tying strings around your teeth, cathedrals, flowers, oysters, & gallerys. 

The poems follow a narrative of a broken relationship. Some talk outwardly, others to somebody. 

“you are not broken

just deconstructed


you will rebuild.” 

When Cars Touch is a memorable little book. Published by Ghost City Press as part of their summer chapbook series, available as a free download, with the option to donate. 

https://gumroad.com/l/bates2017

The Lonely is another wonderful chapbook by Alexis Bates, published by Luminous Press

She is on Twitter @thewriterbates 

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