Holly Isemonger



Review Short: Holly Isemonger’s Deluxe Paperweight and Jessica Cham’s premium pastoral poetry

Holly Isemonger is a promising new talent and it will be interesting to see her art develop from here. Though this chapbook doesn’t achieve the full potential of its ideas, Isemonger manages to showcase a surprisingly broad range for such a short collection. Like Isemonger, Cham’s poetry is juxtaposed against images, though here they appear to be the author’s original photographs. The poem is written seemingly as part of an email to independent filmmaker, musician, and actor Vincent Gallo.

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Adaptions

Pornography involves an abstraction of human intercourse in which the self is reduced to its formal elements. — Angela Carter The day before we move in together I’m reading Joan Didion in your bed, which is now ours I guess. …

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