Wit & Craft Flourish in New Poetry Collection by Virginia Writer

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The Playful Verve of these Poems Provides Buoyancy to Subversive Bolts of Voice

UPLAND, Calif. - eTradeWire -- NEW FROM LUDIC ARTS PRESS, Conspiracy Cherry by Cesca Janece Waterfield
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The poems of Conspiracy Cherry by Cesca Janece Waterfield gambol with wit and cavort with high and low culture as they whip up a cast of richly-voiced women, including a Parisian dancer who flees the city with a wedge of swans, and the Biblical woman known from antiquity merely as "Lot's wife." This chimeric collection sings of a world that provides for its blossoms as well as its blight. That world, both visible and covert, is ours.

What Others Are Saying

"Waterfield's sensual collection is tactile, inspired, and robust for its size. Like a rock 'n roll A.R. Ammons or Kathy Acker, the 'saltcherry chorus' sings."

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-- Jesi Bender, author of KINDERKRANKENSAUS and The Book of The Last Word

"Conspiracy Cherry feels like a space where love and war meet, on the precipice of redemption, in a natural world that provides sustenance even as it dies. The images are as precise as they are mind-bending—

'...wind / braids air

with air.'

'Raspberries picked between briars float / in a zinc basin / as if water had eyes.'

Waterfield's poems are ephemeral markings that yearn for permanence yet have made peace with evanescence, like the touch of a lover who is impossible even when possible—

'You're made to inscribe / what you're poised / to strip ...'

'...whatever / we scratch down / for the record / rubs out with a buff.'

How close can we come to touching fingertips with the divine before calling it a near miss or succumbing to the black rider? The poet's musical voice answers—

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'There's little left / but try, try, try.'

-- Kim Vodicka, The Elvis Machine (Clash Books) and Psychic Privates (White Stag)

"Conspiracy Cherry is deliciously drunk on words -- at once flamboyant and subtle, draws the reader in until you too, are 'sand-scrivened' and swept away."

-- Katie Sullivan, author of Changelings

Conspiracy Cherry is available now.

Cesca Janece Waterfield is available for webcast appearances and interviews. Visit website at http://www.cescawaterfield.wordpress.com

Publisher Contact: ludicartspress@gmail.com

Author Contact: cescajanece@gmail.com

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