Diana Arterian

DEATH CENTOS
(Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013 | second printing, 2016)

              BROADSIDE

Broadside

Artist and designer Natalia Porter created a Death Centos broadside ref- erencing the Game of the Goose.

This chapbook Death Centos includes people's last words just before death, employing the cento form to weave them into poetic pieces.

PRAISE     Here, Joe Hill and John Brown meet Emily
                   Dickinson in that moment before the lights 
                   go out. It is a brave and ingenious c
ollection
                   that deserves to be widely read. 
                   — Mark Nowak

POEMS     Common-place | Corium | Foothill | The
                   Offending Adam
 | trnsfr

INTERVIEWS/       Interview with Jessica Castro
ESSAYS                     Interview with Sheila Davies
                                    Sumner | Statement of poetic
                                    research

REVIEWS     In HTMLGIANT | In THEthe

                                    TRAILER

Trailer made by Ali-Reza Nusrat and Sam Zvibleman.

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SONGS OF INNORIENCE





These poems involve appropriations from Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience – specifically erasing and entwining those poems that bear identical titles or seem to be in conversation with one another. In addition to the linguistic erasure/mashup, there are also visual erasure palimpsests of Blake's plates.

POEMS     AnomalousBirdfeast | Blackbird | Denver Quarterly