Miscellaneous by Julia Rose Lewis is a poem about trying to work things out between the poet and Nantucket Island as their love is old and full of flaws. This poem asks if it is possible to have a mutually healthy relationship between a human and an island. It employs Dr Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham as a source text to explore the role of negation in this conversation. The alternating 5-7 syllable counts of the lines suggest the wavering voice of the narrator or more simply the waves striking the island.
Julia Rose Lewis is the author of Phenomenology of the Feral (KFS 2017) and co-author with James Miller of Strays (HVTN 2017). Miscellaneous is her fifth pamphlet after: Zeroing Event (Zarf 2016), Exhalation Halves Lambda (FLP 2017), How to Hypnotize a Lobster (2018), and Archeology and the Beast (Luminous Press 2018).
Julia Rose Lewis
Published January 2019
16 printed pages,
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #7
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.