COMING SOON……..MARCH 2012…….A FULL LENGTH BOOK OF POETRY BY AIMEE HERMAN published by BlazeVOX Books”]
to go without blinking features poems of all forms, experimenting with voice, content and structure. It is a journey through gender, sexual imprints, narration of memories, observation, life, love, lust and language.
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Aimee Herman’s to go without blinking is a visceral, wide eyed, queer movement that creates “sturdy retinas” in those of us who participate. As we enter and perform this book by way of our bodies (our inhabitation) we are nervy-aghast, gasping, slobbering, terrified, aroused. Oh the confessions here– not only the confessions themselves, but the quality of confession amid the varying grits of the unveiled body. This is not a book of the stellar body. It is the core, guttural relation of body to page—it is body and page as planar path, “leaking teeth”—“a need to disrobe to satisfy.” Herman has shown us an unabridged vista of spaces and scenes where power, colonization, detriments and desires are exchanged. Nothing is held back here. We are cut by this book. We are conflated. We are ruined in the best possible ways. to go without blinking’s “tongue is too big for [its] body” and this is where its genius is.
–j/j hastain, author of prurient anarchic omnibus