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Metatron - Soft Focus (Sarah Jean Grimm)

Metatron - Soft Focus (Sarah Jean Grimm)

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WINNER OF THE 2016 METATRON PRIZE

I take beauty personally
The stagnant wealth of it
And its uneven distribution
But I regret confusing the ordinary
For the sublime

Light is louche and love is not a natural beauty in Sarah Jean Grimm’s disarming and ethereal debut collection of poetry. Soft Focus glares at subjects like internet culture, bodies, beauty products, and American exceptionalism, laying their contents bare. Grimm’s poems lift the veil of femininity and the result is brilliant and raw. A true journey through the psychic landscape of today’s fixations and phobias.

Sarah Jean Grimm is a writer and publicist based in New York City. She is a founding editor of the online quarterly, Powder Keg Magazine.

66 pages
Perfect-bound
First edition, first printing
Cover design | Eric Amling
Author photo | Tramaine George
Editor | Ashley Opheim


“When I was a kid, my favorite ice cream flavor was the one called ‘rainbow.’ What I most liked about the flavor wasn’t its sweetness, which was like bubblegum made of strawberries and blackberries, but rather its abundance of bright colors, which, spoonful by spoonful, lick by lick, mixed until they merged.
Melted rainbow ice cream wasn’t made of a thousand colors any longer, but rather only one: purple, muted, and dark; and yet, its flavor continued to be exactly the same as before.
I believe that this is precisely what happens with the poetry of Sarah Jean Grimm. Her verses are explosions of color, but they can also become a melody bitter and black. Whoever dares to read them—to lick them, to chew them—will understand that the sorrow they sometimes contain balances the sweetness of their pleasure. Thus, Soft Focus is like a rainbow. Like a memory of childhood that flickers out. Like a magical, impossible flavor that, without doubt, will turn us into addicts.”
– LUNA MIGUEL
#POET #LOSESTOMAGOS #POETRYISNOTDEAD #MOM #MERMAID #GODDESS

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