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REVIEW: JESSICA HELEN LOPEZ – CUNT. BOMB.

JHL

 

 

I’m not a woman, not a mother, never had breasts, or a child growing inside me, but thank you Jessica Helen Lopez for writing this chapbook, and making me want to thank my mother for everything she’s done for me, and apologize for every remotely bad, or disrespectful encounter we might have had.

The simple fact that I am a human, with a heart, who came from a woman, and loves a woman who is a mother of a daughter, allows me to wrap myself  in the words of this book. It helps me understand just a little bit of the world I’ll never really know. It makes me pay more attention to the words that leave my mouth. It makes me pay attention.

Jessica Helen Lopez’s Cunt. Bomb. (Swimming With Elephants Publications) is powerful. There’s an intense clarity in Lopez’s vision throughout this book. A body belongs to the individual, and while we take on that may happen to us, it is our responsibility to be:

Cherry Bomb,

Spider Monkey Dash

Kick Flip Forward

Flop and Scratch

Mark Dismount

but

                       Most

         TRIUMPHANTLY

                                                              and

                           GLORIOUSLY

                                                  of

                                                                        all

I was free.

I was free.

I was free.

 

Grab your copy of Cunt. Bomb. from Swimming With Elephants Publications.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

3 comments on “REVIEW: JESSICA HELEN LOPEZ – CUNT. BOMB.

  1. mgmt
    June 7, 2014

    Reblogged this on Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community and commented:
    A review of Jessica’s chapbook provided by The Poetry Question

  2. Nika Ann
    June 8, 2014

    Reblogged this on Swimming with Elephants Publications and commented:
    A review of Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez’s chapbook with Swimming with Elephants Publications.

  3. Webmistress
    August 5, 2014

    Reblogged this on La Palabra and commented:
    A review of La Palabra Founder and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez’s chapbook with Swimming with Elephants Publications.

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