little violences (chapbook, 2017) by Raven Jackson

winner of the 2016 CutBank Chapbook Contest

Reviews

"These poems take difficult subject matter as bedfellows—violence and sexuality, violence and family, sexuality and family—and wrap it all in such rich language. I mean cake-rich. Or, poisoned cake rich. You know there's something rotten at the core—that first violence—but you keep eating. Urgent, powerful, and very easy to read.... Making what is difficult to swallow in life a pleasure to consume in print is no small feat."  -Caylin Capra-Thomas
"Striking, expansive and well-contained imagery; a sense of urgency, a vibrant voice."  -Stephanie Pushaw

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