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Pro Magenta/Be Met
Pro Magenta/Be Met

Corina Copp

Poetry | $10 $8
"There is never-ending delight in the gymnastics of Copp’s poems." — Dorothea LaskyExcerpt ˇ


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

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About the Author

Corina Copp
Corina Copp is a writer and theater artist based in New York. She is the author of the chapbooks ALL STOCK MUST GO (Shit Valley Verlag, UK), Miracle Mare (Trafficker Press), and Pro Magenta/Be Met (Ugly Duckling Presse), among others. Her writing can be found in Cabinet, BOMB, Boston ReviewCorrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism (Triple Canopy); SFMOMA’s Open Space, and elsewhere. She is developing a three-part play entitled The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, inspired by the successive forms of the work of Marguerite Duras. Excerpts have been presented at the NYC Prelude Festival, Dixon Place, and through the support of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program. She is a curator at the Segue Foundation and a 2014 NYFA Fellow. The Green Ray is her first full-length book.

Advance Praise

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, The Boston Review
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