Books
Nikki Moustaki

Extremely Lightweight Guns

In this bold debut collection, Nikki Moustaki explores femininity in contexts that grapple with violence, mental illness, loss, love, and relationships. She investigates these themes through a variety of provocative narratives, settings, and forms: from a prose poem about a gun shop owner ranting about the Second Amendment, to more intimate lyrical poems, to the intense stamina of three long poems that anchor the book in three striking and imaginative settings—the disintegration of an abusive relationship in a backdrop of often-surreally connected narratives; diary-like entries featuring three generations of superstitious women living without men in a strange world of their own creation; and a dressmaker trying to make sense of his changing world while dealing with his ill wife. This nuanced work is intense and articulate, crafted largely by shattering traditional poetic elements, creating new forms, and driving language that never surrenders.
31 printed pages
Original publication
2021
Publisher
Red Hen Press

Impressions

    👍
    👎
    💧
    🐼
    💤
    💩
    💀
    🙈
    🔮
    💡
    🎯
    💞
    🌴
    🚀
    😄

    How did you like the book?

    Sign in or Register

On the bookshelves

    Bookmate
    Book of the week
    • 244
    • 895.9K
    Bookmate
    Picks of the week
    • 732
    • 173
    Bookmate
    Leading Ladies
    • 61
    • 147
    Red Hen Press
    Red Hen Press
    • 75
    • 95
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)