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Sugarblood (Metatron 2017) is spilling over with contaminants, soft intrusions, illness, animal instinct, medicine, and vengeance. Liz Bowen asks what it means to care for one another when emotions involve labour, and how our desires are so readily surveilled, scrutinized, and gendered. The result is a thrilling challenge, a warm panic, and an opportunity for us to reconsider function, care, and intimacy. Cunning and sharp, these poems are armour against that which threatens us, and an emotionally resonant testament to all that which keeps us safe and contained in a dangerous world. In effect, Bowen gives form to the feeling of simply being too much.

Sugarblood is available from the following sellers:

It is also available in-store where Metatron books are sold:

McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.
New York, New York

Berl’s Poetry Shop
126A Front St.
Brooklyn, New York

Powells Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR

Moe’s Books
2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA

(Click here for Canadian retailers.)