(The Atlas Review, 2018)
"Linette Reeman's BLOODMUCK is, simultaneously, the sunset roadtrip silence after everyone loses their voice screaming to the music & a lesson in a very specific earth-shattering loneliness. These poems scream, demand your gaze, shatter it, and feed the pieces back to you off a bloodied platter. Intertwining past & present, Reeman speaks across time in a manner that is unfathomably & inescapably timeless. Here is resurrection, of bodies living & dead; here, the grief itself breathes, as Reeman forces readers to not only confront conversations they run from, but reminds them of the price of their abandonment. Here, even the police state & gods are held accountable for their massacre; Reeman writes, "o, god of fast music and neck muscles, show me a queer intimacy that does not end in a dawn that dreads the bruises it will expose." You are not meant to escape these poems (unscathed)."
—George Abraham, author of al youm (TAR Chapbook Series, 2017) and the specimen’s apology (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019)
pdf download as of 2/22/22
Thank you so much to everyone who bought this book as a physical copy directly from me over the years!! Because of y'all, I have survived. Unfortunately, I'm now out of physical copies! Therefore I am attaching the PDF version of BLOODMUCK for immediate download after purchase/donation/request. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed making it for you. All my love, LR.
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