This chapbook from Split Lip Press overwhelms with its genius use of food imagery

Two cats cuddling with a light pink book on top of them, Sam Herschel Wein’s chapbook Fruit Mansion.
Two cats cuddling with a light pink book on top of them, Sam Herschel Wein’s chapbook Fruit Mansion.
My cats, Mike and Zelda, also love poetry.

Fruit Mansion © 2017, Sam Herschel Wein
Winner, 2016 Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest
46 pages.
Published by Split Lip Press.
www.splitlippress.com
Cover art by Anya Liao.


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Photo by the author. It’s me, at nineteen, absolutely geekin’ on the steps of the NYPL.


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Photo by Vanessa Serpas on Unsplash

Can I steal you for a second?


It’s a low-effort, high-impact trick I use whenever I want to drink

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Photo by blocks on Unsplash

Listening to music can (and in my personal experience, will)…


The ultimate battle in restaurants is ego vs. empathy

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Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash


Exciting development: I am now reading some chapbook ARCs from indie presses

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Long ago at a bookshop in Chicago. I am reading The Blind Assassin here.

And it rules. Honestly, chapbooks are my favorite.


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Feminism for the 99% © 2019, Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser
96 pages.
Published by Verso Books.


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Image courtesy of moi. A tiny bit of water damage due to reading in the tub (obviously).

Moon Crumbs © 2019, Sheila Dong
32 pages.
Published by Bottlecap Press.
Buy it here for $8.
Cover art by Carolyn Supinko.


It’s a term for early sobriety when anything feels possible

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Photo by Guillaume Galtier on Unsplash

Alicia Banaszewski

Writer (she/her) of the foodish, bookish, & feminist. Author of Bright Blue (poetry) Dancing Girl Press / Website: www.aliciabanaszewski.com / Twitter: @b___ski

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