Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. A glitchy trip through the poetics of the (un)natural, FLUNG THRONE is a descent through and disassembly of
language that rages and bursts apart before receding back into the earth. Emerging here is a poetics against the poetic, a reckoning of word and world. Prophetic, angry, yet still reaching for light, author
Cody-Rose Clevidence notes the work's dark undercurrents, ..".we, psychologically speaking, are ill equipped to bear the throes of our own mental, social, and emotional neural chemistry, our consciousness is a cruel trick the universe has played on the world/ourselves. I was feeling all that and also I was falling in love with the woods I found myself in." Awed and repulsed by humanity's capacities--even that of a lyric gaze--Clevidence's second collection distills writing to its phonemic essences and situates them in the kind of wilderness that overtakes abandoned parking lots when nobody is looking.
Cody-Rose Clevidence lives in the Arkansas Ozarks with their dog, pearl. Their books include FLUNG THRONE (2018) and BEAST FEAST (2014), both from Ahsahta. BEAST FEAST was a finalist for the 2016 CLMP Firecracker Award in poetry and their little chapbook, Perverse, All Monstrous, is newly out from Nion Editions.