by Robyn Art
Winner of the 2015 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Selected by Jennifer L. Knox.
“The poems in Farmer, Antagonist move in two ways simultaneously:
- Forward via astonishing leaps in syntax, then organization, then logic
- Backward in phrases that echo historically and culturally but have been deftly subverted by the poet
That ain’t easy! If her poems were sculpture, they would be a familiar shape made out of something unexpected. A gun made out of twigs. A toothbrush made out of worms. She bends the words to her will. I marvel at their final shapes.”
—Jennifer L. Knox