Open Your Mouth like a Bell by Mindy Nettifee

In her third full-length collection of poetry, Nettifee's powers are on the wax. The book follows a course of descent, plumbing the dark unknown, in search of wild memory and buried trauma and the stories of the dead. Nettifee is seeking the roots of the personal, familial and cultural madness blossoming aboveground. Her studies of the unconscious mind, archetypal psychology and western mysticism are in conversation with punk chaos, feminist politics, and the evolution of kissing. The lineage of poems as spells is humming and cracking beneath the surface, asking questions about what it takes to imagine, create and enact change.

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