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Completely in love with this woman’s words…


Before the BlazeVox fiasco, I asked Sabrina Orah Mark if she would consider writing a blurb for my book. She said yes. But I withdrew the book from Blaze, explained the situation to Sabrina, and asked for a raincheck. If all goes as planned, I hope to contact her very soon and ask if I can cash in.  She’s one of my absolute favorite poets in the history of all things poetic. I hope she says yes again. There’s not another poet alive I’d rather have a blurb from. Amazing…


About Daniel Romo

Author of Apologies in Reverse (FutureCycle Press, 2019), When Kerosene's Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). I'm partial to prose poems. Alliteration. And fragments.

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  1. randomly happened upon your blog (which i’ll get to in a minute… patience, danielsan) and i get to hear THIS!! … i had not heard her work before, and i am, likewise, completely smitten.
    and now for you… you with your haircut, riding the rails with dead banditos… your words are wonderful, and i feel a deep need to understand your obsession with cholas.
    it’s so nice when once in a while the tangled webs offer up something as shining (in the best, sepia-toned, dust-spattered sense) as this. can’t wait to dig through more of your work.

    • Why thanks, Shawnacy. Is she not pretty crazy swell? Her book The Babies is a must read. And please do dig through. Most of the stuff on here I’m proud of. Most of. As for me and my Cholas… I don’t even think I know why I have such a strong connection to them. It’s kind of like the people on Animal Hoarders, I guess.

  2. Only having a few minutes to spare this morning I have listened to Sabrina’s initial poem in this reading, which is the one about the stepmother. It held me, as the ideas and images circulated, it resonated because I have used a similar technique myself in some of my ‘lithopoemai’. But I appreciate that Sabrina’s poetry here is not the sum of the technique. She says things that are virtually impossible to say in prose; that’s the essence of poetry.

    I will either come back later to listen to more while I eat my breakfast, or I will find this reading on YouTube. Thank you for posting it.

    Marie Marshall


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