(Photos taken by me)
Zola Cate Picone’s ‘Obey the Unborn: The Natasha Hope Conspiracies’ is a really, really well crafted chapbook. Right from the get go you can see that it’s quality made and while it is a chapbook, it looks and feels more like a slick zine or mini mag which is incredible. Love the cover design and front/back interior pages in red! The poetry inside simply further adds to the deepening, darkening, cauldron swirling layers of magic. From Another Crying Machine, to Obey the Unborn, straight on down through Carve My Existence and Wolf Basket, you’ll come to know Cate very well over the stretch of these fine pages and see the unique charisma and imagery behind her words. ‘Heirloom Dog’ is a favorite of mine, which set the bar very high for Obey the Unborn, and as expected, I now have two personal favorites. Amazing writer/poet/meme machine/Instapal, I implore you to snag a copy of this from Analog Submission Press as soon as possible before they sell out (if they have not already).
Looking for new reads?
Poetry about Strange Cars or maybe a fictional novel journal about a Dioramist protagonist who struggles with a passion for writing and a former love? Be sure to check out my published wares on Amazon if you’re interested.
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