Forget It (Paperback)
Poetry. Anastacia Renee's FORGET IT draws the reader into the churning seas of dissolution -- marriage, family, identity, livelihood -- in language unknotted from the constraints of punctuation, syntax, sense-- "eaten into seedless cherries"--and plunged into the fabular scape/scope of dreams, myth, fairytales, faith, race. Phantom births, ghosts, half-grown children, sex, betrayal, violence, anger, female body, the bloody aftermaths of dissolution sprawling, placental and umbilical, in the urgent, haunted language of dreaming and memory. City and speaker dissolve into one another, boundaries vanquished. What remains after dissolution? Talking to herself. From whence do (k)new form(s) arise? A "revelatory hymn," matrix upon which self and sense are (re-) configured as her own, Anastacia Renee's FORGET IT dances on the grave of the lost--fiery tempest, a phoenix of language and presence. When we wake up, nothing is forgotten.