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Exaltation in Cadmium Red
Exaltation in Cadmium Red splatters and brushes in poems, both as a toxic, poisonous, metallic...
Arguments for Lawn Chairs
The poems in Arguments for Lawn Chairs take multiple positions. The poems in Arguments for...
The Plural of Some Things
Written with a probingly sensitive eye, this collection of poems illuminates the subtle and poignant...
Take a bit of grim, a pinch of wit, and a heap of whimsy, and The Politics of Being Ugly will burst forth from whatever cauldron you are making this bizarre brew in. Featuring a band of sweetly pathetic characters, this collection of modern fables goes from a bellybutton rebellion to romance on Pluto. With simultaneously grotesque and loveable losers, the poems take you through the mythical and the everyday to a place of harsh, hilarious and uncanny reality.

"I stitched together blood vessels peeled from the walls of your heart and made a quilt to pass on to my grandchildren."
The Politics of Being Ugly

Kayla Altman
2014
The Politics of Being Ugly
Black Suede Cave
Footsteps on the Ceiling
Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes
Orioles in the Oranges
Subway Medusa
We are no longer the smart kids in class