The Oyez Review, Roosevelt University’s award-winning literary journal, has been in publication for over forty years. Among other readers relevant to issue #42, Donna Vorreyer will read a selection of her poems including "Compline with a Dream of Folded Arms," which is also featured …
by Renee French
Published by Picturebox Inc
H Day is a haunting simultaneous/dual narrative about parasitic takeovers. I read it through without reading the description on the back that clarifies that the plot lines are about migraine headaches and argentine ant infestation. You don't necessarily need to know that to feel the convulsions of this book however. The images are ripe with throbbing contortions of a morphing uncontrolable disease/threat and it's sectioned off into stages, to emphasize a funneling decline. Eerie as usual, French's work hurtles itself around in the most macabre ways before locating the right way to recover itself- elegant and painful. -EF
200p, b&w, hardcover, 6"x7"