Today's poem is "Doris (Cardiology 14 E)"
from Doris’ Red Spaces

Mayapple Press

Gretchen Primack’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, FIELD, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. She’s the author of a previous poetry collection, Kind (Post Traumatic Press 2013) and a chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets (Finishing Line 2007). Primack has worked as a union organizer, working women’s advocate, and prison educator. Also an advocate for non-human animals, she co-wrote The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals (Penguin Avery 2012) with Jenny Brown. She lives in the Hudson Valley.

Books by Gretchen Primack:

Other poems on the web by Gretchen Primack:
"Alan Anderson, 3A"
Two poems

Gretchen Primack on Twitter.

About Doris’ Red Spaces:

"Doris’ Red Spaces is, in large part, a book of yearnings—the spoken, the nearly spoken, the never spoken. The voices that reside in these pages are, at once, believable and fantastic, which is exactly what, I think, we want from poetry: to be re-familiarized with what life is but simultaneously given the chance to feel ourselves untethered, unhinged, re-conceived for a moment in the good light of savored language. Gretchen Primack’s new poems are a banquet for the hungry soul."
—Tim Seibles

"When economy of expression combines with imaginative freedom and sheer high spirits, we get poems that surprise, delight, and transport us. That’s how it is with Gretchen Primack’s new book, Doris’ Red Spaces. In poem after poem, she writes to a high standard of excellence, revelation, and dazzling insight."
—David Young

"These charged, intelligent, often unsettling poems don’t yield an inch to the myths we’ve trusted to describe a woman’s experience. With fierce honesty, Gretchen Primack resists and refuses all that we take for granted––questioning even the life-force itself. And in a delicious paradox, this book, remarkable for its austere vision, revels in mouth-music and the unexpected liberation of song."
—Joan Larkin

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