Collected Poems & Stories / Mallory Whitten

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Collected Poems & Stories / Mallory Whitten

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Mallory Whitten’s poems & stories take such unique note of the strange & depressing aspects of contemporary American life that they often feel like dreams. At the same time affectless & deeply emotive, these poems & stories take account, with something like a stenographer’s prowess, of the anthropologically immense complexity & absurdity of everything happening all at once: prescription drugs, great-grandparents, the judicial system, upper middle class candy stores, elementary school janitors, gentrification, iguanas, binge drinking, anxiety attacks, vague social structures, ad nauseam.

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Published 1 September 2014

Poetry & Short Stories • MHP-010
Perfect bound • Paperback
101 pp • 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-10 • 0986046108
ISBN-13 • 978-0-98-604610-0

Distribution • SPD
 

Without pretension or desperate need for approval, and with amazing originality, Mallory’s Collected Poems & Stories succeeds where so many contemporary writers fail. She connects the personal to the universal, finds humor in sorrow, and writes with such detailed realism it begins to feel profoundly abstract. The poems feel like stories and the stories feel like poems. Quietly, I think Mallory has written one of the best books of whatever this current cultural situation is.

Andrew Weatherhead

Mallory Whitten is easily one of my favorite writers. She painted a steak for me once and covered it in rhinestones. She called it the disco steak and I hung it on my wall. Every morning I get up and it sparkles and shines. This is her book. It’ll make you sparkle and shine after you read it. I hope you’re ready to sparkle and shine. I hope you’re ready to say that Mallory Whitten is one of your favorite writers too. She made this book just for you. You’re welcome.

Scott McClanahan

Mallory Whitten is a ninja of minutia. Poems about graduating high school, being half asleep, needing to be skinny tomorrow, sitting around a bonfire, sexy fart noises, pooping puppies, and apologizing to people for things that don’t matter to you but matter to them. The book also contains the unforgettable “Knife Girl,” a poem about a true high school outcast, so truly outcast her story would never make it in any YA book or young adult show.

Noah Cicero

over the years i’ve known mallory, i’ve watched her grow into today’s hottest and most zooglifying in your face high five ya later cuz i’m too fly for your bussa-ass no good son of a bitch i’m tellin you, tellin you point blank and all up in them guts: mallory has the pinzoosheristic nurbles of a young grilled cheese with eyeballs that’ll knock those socks all the way to fucking nebraska and back home and that’s no lie because i’m an authority because i’m blurbing this and you’re considering something about this book based on this blurb which is terrible, you fucking terrible asshole you.

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Mallory Whitten lives in Northeast Ohio. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, online & in print. This is her first book of poetry & short stories.