REVIEW: JESSICA HELEN LOPEZ – CUNT. BOMB.

A review of Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez’s chapbook with Swimming with Elephants Publications.

The Poetry Question

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I’m not a woman, not a mother, never had breasts, or a child growing inside me, but thank you Jessica Helen Lopez for writing this chapbook, and making me want to thank my mother for everything she’s done for me, and apologize for every remotely bad, or disrespectful encounter we might have had.

The simple fact that I am a human, with a heart, who came from a woman, and loves a woman who is a mother of a daughter, allows me to wrap myself  in the words of this book. It helps me understand just a little bit of the world I’ll never really know. It makes me pay more attention to the words that leave my mouth. It makes me pay attention.

Jessica Helen Lopez’s Cunt. Bomb. (Swimming With Elephants Publications) is powerful. There’s an intense clarity in Lopez’s vision throughout this book. A body belongs to the individual, and…

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Publisher LogoSwimming with Elephants Publications is an independent, not for profit, publishing agent focusing on supporting the working poet and local non-profit organizations, especially those which encourage the youth. We represent a variety of poetry and anthologies.

Although not currently open to unsolicited manuscripts, we are seeking submissions for two progressing anthologies (see Call for Submissions) and are always open to queries.

We also sponsor a quarterly anthology which benifits the RIo Rancho Youth Poetry Community. This not for profit publication is open to submissions year around and is publishd in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. All proceeds from the publications will benifit the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community and be used as on ongoing fundraiser for group activities, further publications, and other adventures.

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Coming Soon: Catching Calliope

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an anthology of poetry complied by the members and supporters of the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community

Contributing Authors

Victoria Alexander
Hakim Bellamy
Emily Bjustrom
Alicia Borillo
Benjamin Bormann
Rich Boucher
Matthew Brown
Carlos Contreras
Damien Flores
Daisy Garcia
SethWilson I Gray
Katrina K Guarascio
Atira Kennedy
Zachary Kluckman
Jessica Helen Lopez
Jesus Lucero
Ryan Magee
Gina Marselle
Princess McDowell
Jasmine McSparren
Christian Page
Gabrielle Reyes
Rachel Rounsville
Sarah Smithson
Felicia Vigil
Claire Wimborne

Compiled and Edited by members of the
Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community and featuring the beautiful cover art of Rachel Rounsville.