Dorothea Lasky - Tourmaline
Dorothea Lasky's brand new chapbook, Tourmaline, rings the bell as lucky number 7. This book is perfect for the alchemist in us all. By the way, did you know that Newton was an alchemist? It's true. Look it up.
Anyway, I digress. Tourmaline, by Dorothea Lasky, is printed in an edition of 150 copies, and is 32 pages, staplebound, letterhalf in size, and printed on SUPER HEAVY 80lb, bright white paper, with a vellum coverstock.
AND, this is the first Transmission Press chapbook to feature original artwork on the cover. All artwork for Tourmaline was done by Camilla Schofield.
In the middle of the night, Olympia took a gun and blew me up
Blew up the whole house in sparks of blue and orange
All I could do is wait
For her to get over the whole thing
As the bits of me flew up into the nightsky
I looked so pretty as I floated away
Kind of like that one time the man I wanted liked me back
Or at least tolerated me
For one night at least
What you all don’t know is that I am quite accomplished at hiding
Alongside the highway, you will think you see a sick clown
Really it is me inside that thing, scowling at you
Also, I didn’t know that you liked the real me
I thought you only knew of the scientist in me
Who dissects and displays the whole season long
Still, sparks rang out of me
On every occasion
It was your birthday, a holiday even
I thought it was my day that you all had come here for
I thought I was the thing you were celebrating