news | Thursday April 4, 2024

"Jump Scare" Has Arrived!

Another great title has arrived in time for National Poetry Month: Jump Scare by Daniel Zomparelli is here! At once raw and skillful, painful and funny, personal and pervasive, the poems in Jump Scare dig deep into mental health, neurodivergence, grief, dreams, monstrosity, sexuality, pop culture, queer consumer culture, and the commodification of identity. Jump Scare tackles isolation and loss head-on and thinks hard and with wry humour about how to position ourselves in our lonely, scary, compelling lives.

An excerpt from “How to Get Washboard Abs – Fast!”:

“stanley tucci and colin firth have had more gay sex than me. I want to
repackage queer trauma.
queer trauma is straight now.

love, simon, have you heard of her? call me by your name? actually, I
can’t call anyone / my iphone broke.

I’m goop’ed and gagged and bound by the terms of this agreement.

I wonder how much queer trauma you can cash in on / because I’m
still in queer debt.”

Pick up your copy here!