Routine Bloodwork, Finalist for the Charlotte Mew Prize from Headmistress Press!
This chapbook was released just before the quarantine, so our exciting Oakland book launch at E.M. Wolfman and fabulous San Francisco book launch at Dog Eared Books Castro are postponed TBA.
However, the chapbook is still available from these websites:
Headmistress Press at headmistresspress.blogspot.com
And these bookstores in San Francisco, which are open:
Dog Eared Books Castro
One may also contact me directly at email@example.com to buy it directly from me.
What do the critics have to say about it?
--Robin Becker, judge of the Charlotte
Mew Prize and author of The Black Bear
"Fierce, funny, wise, and particular, Colleen McKee's poems speak of love and loss across cities and bodies where the mind is a dryer set on 'maximum setting,' and the words of a 'mean, cute, crazy ex...ricochet' across the heart like a cascade of balls in a pinball machine. Like the most brazen of tightrope walkers, Routine Bloodwork crackles and delights."
--Hugh Behm-Steinberg, author of Animal
"Although I have long admired Colleen McKee's prose and verse collections--her poems, memoirs, and stories--this is the book we've been waiting for: a complete, sustained collection of verse from a poet both technically gifted and passionate. It's sexy, witty, unnerving, tragic, and joyous. I love it."
--Lee Foust, author of Inbetween