English Kills

Winner of the 2015 Chapbook Contest, selected by Michael Simms

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English Kills

Winner of the 2015 Chapbook Contest, selected by Michael Simms

US List Price: $10.00

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“Don’t be alarmed,” Monica Wendel assures us about her provocative title —English Kills is just the name the Dutch gave to a local stream. But in fact, we are alarmed. In her world, ideas have consequences. People take drugs and turn themselves into music to escape desperate lives. Shrimp lie on a plate like “tendoned larvae.” In her world, civic pride and genocide are like two flags on the same ship. Threat is everywhere. But thankfully, there’s a way out of the nightmare. We can, she says, leave our worst selves behind and move on to a place where “rains water even dead languages.”
—MICHAEL SIMMS

Monica Wendel is a Brooklyn-based poet and educator. She studied philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York at Geneseo, and received her MFA in poetry writing from New York University, where she was awarded Goldwater and Starworks teaching fellowships. She is the author of No Apocalypse, a full-length collection that won […]

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