Today's poem is "Prometheus"
from Butcher's Tree

Black Ocean

Feng Sun Chen's first book is Butcher's Tree from Black Ocean. She is also the author of chapbooks Ugly Fish, Arcane Carnal Knowledge, and blud (forthcoming from Spork Press). Recent poems do and will appear in Conduit, Kill Author, New Wave Vomit, and Claudius App. She is currently a graduate assistant and MFA student at the University of Minnesota, and sometimes blogs about potatoes and art for Montevidayo.

Books by Feng Sun Chen:

Other poems on the web by Feng Sun Chen:
Three poems
Four poems
Two poems
Two poems
Two poems
"Duck Duck Goose"
"List e"
"Peter Kaleidoscopia"
"Homecoming (from Peter and the Unicorn)"

Feng Sun Chen's Web site.

About Butcher's Tree:

"Like a thousand tiny teeth gnawing through language’s tender membranes, Butcher’s Tree eats through the gloom of the visible world. Nocturnal, feral, and foraging, Chen’s is a poetry whose ‘purity strips the meat from inside.’ Inside these mesmeric vaults, skins fuse and ‘the cored body’ grows rhizomes, burrowing into everything. The echolocating clicks and pops of Chen’s alchemical practice make audible the astounding sound of our own ‘hearts… growing teeth.’"
—Lara Glenum

"Butcher’s Tree is animal, foody, and thick with the materials of local and ancient and visionary worlds. My favorite parts feel ripped from the myths and tales and fables I might have known once upon a time, waving like strange numinous laundry on the line of Feng Sun Chen."
—Ariana Reines

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