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by Carleen Tibbetts

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dossier for the postverbal/
by Carleen Tibbetts

ISBN 978-1-7347662-4-0
Designed, printed, and assembled by Carrion Bloom Books in SLC, UT in 2023
Poetry, 64 pages
$20 - $31

Edition size: 50 copies


the cross-contaminant is in her botany

with sore-pinked

an embellished thing unfurls
& hot little bones give way


Praise for this book:

Part aphoristic treatise, part nightshift log, part maternity diary,
part maternity diary of a sentient shipboard computer hurtling
towards a cosmic destination, Tibbetts' collection of miniatures
moves us inside the terms of the terminal where we may perceive a
thicket of "charmed structures" and infinitesimal adjustments to our
fashionable habits of endtime thoughts. A work of lyric speculation,
discipline, and discovery.

— Joyelle McSweeney, author of Toxicon and Arachne

Tibbetts offers poetry as philosophical excavation: what happens to
the self—to identity (self-definition)—when language fails? What
becomes of personhood? And how does a now meaning-less view
of the future (like the facade of language falling as scales from the
eyes) affect gender, trauma, selfhood? How much does inadequate
grammar weigh on our lives as humans? An elegant meditation
on the impossibility of an accurate language; on poetry as both
implausible and inevitable.

— M. Forajter, author of Interrogating the Eye

Specular and spectacular, Carleen Tibbetts' dossier for the postverbal/
wields its Deleuzoguattarian scalpel like a sharp tongue, cutting
deep into the unseeable psychoanalytic concept of Lack. Bold,
luminous, and lyrically extravagant, Tibbetts' project is one of
uncompromising subjectness. Exploding with disfigurements of
language and otherness, this thrillingly helical dossier considers the
philosopher’s mind and offers the ultimate sugar rush: “go ahead,
perform / your honey.”

— Paul Cunningham, author of Fall Garment


Carleen Tibbetts is the author of the chapbooks to exosk(elle), the last sugar
(Zoo Cake Press) and DATACLYSM.jpg (Radioactive Cloud) as well as
the full-length DATACLYSM.jpg (White Stag). Her work has appeared in
jubilat, The Offending Adam, DREGINALD, TAGVVERK, Sink, Deluge, and
other publications.


Note (1): this book was assembled in a home with a dog.
Note (2): the spine of this book is relatively fragile and shouldn't have much weight or other books placed on top of it.