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.


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


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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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The ultimate battle in restaurants is ego vs. empathy

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Danler’s stunning memoir held my heart in its hands, broke me, and put me back together again

No one would say I gravitate toward “happy books.”

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

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

And it rules. Honestly, chapbooks are my favorite.



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


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.

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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