Arsenic Lobster poetry journal  
Misty Publications

Steve Davenport

Misty Publications, 2012

Available from Misty Publications

If you would like to order Overpass at a cost of $15.00, click on the "Add to Cart" button below.
You will be taken to PayPal where you may order the book.
You do NOT need to have an account with Pay Pal in order to use this feature.

Overpass revisits Uncontainable Noise’s investment in explosive form (yodel sonnets, 100-line sonnets) via carefully packed, roughneck reductions (curtal or curtailed sonnets). The terrain is the Illinois floodplain (AKA American Bottom) across the river from St. Louis. The figure who hovers above it all is Overpass Girl, a breast cancer victim whose overpass allows drivers to pass over the damaged or diseased land that extends east (depressed industrial area that runs from Alton down past East St. Louis) of what St. Louisan Jonathan Franzen refers to in The Corrections as St. Jude, Land of Hopeless Cases.

Steve Davenport is the author of Uncontainable Noise, which won the 2006 Transcontinental Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks, Murder on Gasoline Lake (listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2007) and Nine Poems and Three Fictions (winner of The Literary Review’s Charles Angoff Award for best contribution).
Susan Yount
Editor & Publisher, Misty Publications