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Pro Magenta / Be Met

Authors: Corina Copp

Published by Ugly Duckling Presse

ISBN: UDP1

£7.00
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A hand-made, 'flippable' chapbook, presenting two of Corina Copp's poems in one delightful volume.

"There is never-ending delight in the gymnastics of Copp’s poems, and her reader cannot help but marvel at what she can do with the language. And yet a gorgeous verbal performance is not all these poems have to offer; in Pro Magenta, she demonstrates the pressing and electric feeling of dark thought, the brightly colored lights of endless emotion, both good and bad, all of it felt in real time. One of Copp’s great strengths is her ability to create a sense of depth, of another story folding into the dominant one."
Dorothea Lasky

"Terrific as the book design is — and it deserves some award for best chapbook — the poetry inside is even better, definitely hitting the gong on the 'take the top of your head off' scale… I find myself reading these two poems again and again, flipping the book and starting over."
Ron Silliman

"Both poems… entertain a book-sized exercise in poetics of memory, creation, and femininity; Pro Magenta by pushing a creative spirit into the exhausting proliferation of experience, Be Met with a shattering reimagination of the dullness of self-presentation."
Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, OmniVerse  


From Pro Magenta:

Nothing, nb spare hill
Transition metal
I have no physiological
Control madrigal ever
And assuming a rapid
Movement the slap from
Baker to her biscuit
Is a turning good
Public might think
Of nerves, or
Heart-flip at first
Onscreen locomotive
And so then Luminal,
And then interconnected
Pastries, I admit only
Only my sunk
Agency, corn stock
Two cobs boil


Corina Copp is a poet and playwright living in Brooklyn, New York. She is most recently the author of Marauder. Her poetry and criticism include writing on Yvonne Rainer, Jean Day, and Hannah Weiner, and can be found in CLOCK, Boston Review, BOMB, Cambridge Literary Review, Supermachine, Wild Orchids, The Brooklyn Rail, and other journals. Her plays include: Tell No One (2011), WALTZ (2010), and A Week of Kindness (2007). Copp is a curator with the Segue Foundation, a member of machiqq (Ladies Playwriting Auxiliary Team), and a former editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter (2009-2011). She is currently working on The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love: A Performance Trilogy.

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