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Drew Krewer's work has appeared in DIAGRAM, The Volta, Poor Claudia, and Trickhouse, among others. He co-edits the online publication, The Destroyer, and his chapbook Ars Warholica was published by Spork Press in 2010.
Valyntina Grenier makes art on the side of life that insists, “Don’t Shoot.” Her poetry and visual art push the boundaries of representation and abstraction to create a vantage from which to view violence and prejudice. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in High Shelf Press, Lana Turner, JuxtaProse, Sun Spot, Bat City Review, Tulane Review and The Impossible Beast: Poems of Queer Eroticism from Damaged Goods Press. Her double chapbook Fever Dream/ Take Heart is available January, 2020, from Cathexis North West Press. Find her on Insta @valyntinagrenier
Fever Dream / Take Heart by Valyntina Grenier
Fever Dream / Take Heart poems and cover art by Valyntina Grenier Order Your Copy Today from Cathexis North West Press. The press does orders through INGRAM. They offer a 55% DISCOUNT to all bookstore orders. The book retails for $16. ISBN: 978-1734284232
Valyntina Grenier's FEVER DREAM / TAKE HEART marks a poetic "double debut" with a tête-bêche chapbook, two titles bound upside-down with two front covers, which can be read from either side. The poems shape their sense from sound, but do not hesitate to critique/navigate/decipher reality with a feminist protest. Associative and dreamy, the poems also prove to be starkly political. They explore how we are miraculously alive in the midst of degrading political and weather systems. Some of the poems derive their initial lexicon from source texts, but they all confront the tenderness and violence that mark our human natures. With subtle humor, word play, and linguistic inventions, Grenier has written a surprising tour de force whose discrete short books, taken together, range from the sexual and sinister to the prayerful and divine.
Valyntina Grenier is a poet and visual artist living in Tucson, Arizona. She was born in Lancaster, California, and educated at The University of California, Berkeley, and St. Mary's College, Moraga. Graduating with an MFA in poetry, she is self-taught as a painter, installation and Neon artist. In both language and visual art, she pushes the boundaries of representation and abstraction to create a vantage from which to view violence and prejudice. An LGBTQIA artist and activist, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in High Shelf Press, Lana Turner, JuxtaProse, Sunspot Lit, Bat City Review and The Impossible Beast: Poems of Queer Eroticism.