I've been reading a lot more poetry lately for class and I was assigned 'Another Mistake,' Nicole Antonio's book. She writes like Lora Mathis, a longtime favorite and I really appreciated the poignancy of her words.
"Another Mistake is a powerhouse chapbook. This is a hyper-awake, penetrating, gritty, humane, fearless literary voice. Each of these poems displays exemplary control of the pressurized energies at its core.Another Mistake bears fresh, deeply affecting witness to the speed at which Nicole’s generation lives, loves, hooks up, slaves and suffers. Our need to embrace dark urges and our fucked up origins, to understand and master pleasure and pain, to be wildly alive but also to face the music, it’s all here, articulated with the perfect mix of distance and immediacy. I am an avid fan who hopes a full-length collection is in the pipeline."
Read 'Another Mistake' for strong words about the stuff we don't talk about.
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