Poetry. "In LIZARD, Rosenthal explores the creaturely membranes that lie between the known-social and the unknown-social. When racified nations, nationified peoples, and "self-evident" identities of every make threaten to squash the efflorescence of Life's lusty reach toward the stars, LIZARD is born and scampers about. But Rosenthal's sense of Fable eschews morals and maxims in favor of claiming a terrain from which the Para-Human can come into being. Slowly, tentatively, and then brashly, LIZARD begins to obverse the world (while keenly observed herself). The resulting Kabbalistic strokes are as patently hilarious as they are intelligently perplexing. This is bone instructive poetry. I love it."—Rodrigo Toscano
About the Author
Sarah Rosenthal is the author of MANHATTEN (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009) as well as several chapbooks including Estelle Meaning Star (above/ground, 2014), disperse (Dusie, 2014), The Animal (in collaboration with artist Amy Fung-yi Lee, Dusie, 2011), How I Wrote This Story (Margin to Margin, 2001), sitings (a +bend, 2000), and not-chicago (Melodeon, 1998). She edited A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Poets of the Bay Area (Dalkey Archive, 2010). Her poetry has appeared in journals such as ELEVEN ELEVEN, Sidebrow, ZEN MONSTER, Otoliths, eccolinguistics, textsound, and Little Red...