(Dream Pop Press, 2019)
"Reeman’s Invention of the Mouth picks at the knot of disturbing relations that exist between individuals and various “death-machines” of the state: the guillotine, the gun, the atom bomb, the family. Whether of J. Robert Oppenheimer or Reeman’s own grandparents, the creations of those who came before us, at some point, got away from them. Whether it’s the atom bomb or alcoholism, we are left to deal with the aftermath: what destroys us. But framed by the “mouth” of the guillotine – associated as it is with the French Revolution – these poems refuse fatalism & remind readers that sometimes destroying what destroys you involves “us” destroying “them.”" – Wendy Trevino, author of Cruel Fiction (Commune Editions)
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 Invention Of The Mouth 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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