The Rusted City: a Novella in Poems a new collection by Rochelle Hurt. A coming-of-age fable set in the haunting dreamscape of the rust belt, where industrial corrosion becomes a funhouse mirror of personal loss and degradation.
Postage Due, by Julie Marie Wade, is a scrapbook of poetic artifacts documenting an odd girl's coming of age. Interspersed with postcards to a lost past, fan letters to childhood heroes, and inhabited voices as varied as Hester Prynne, Mr. Clean, and Vanna White, this collection pulses with kitsch and candor.
The Marie Alexander Series is pleased to announce that Rochelle Hurt's The Rusted City will be out in time for AWP 2014 in Seattle! This collection depicts the disintegration of a family in a surreal wasteland of the rust belt, where industrial corrosion becomes a funhouse mirror of personal loss and degradation.
Editor Robert Alexander has written an investigation of the prose poem, its history, and the conversations around its identity.