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This isn't just a book of prose and poetry but a beautiful streetwise
and lyrical telling of a life in pursuit of truth, sex, love, youth-lost
and experience. With an alternating rhythm of long free-flowing
sentences and short, minimalist statements, Let It Bleed is an original
urban street-hymn that hearkens to writers of yesterday like Sylvia
Plath and also the more modern rock and roll writings of Patti Smith,
but always and forever original and unique.
A Note From the Publisher
This book is available, along with the other places, directly from the publisher's web page: http://screamingskullpress.com/
A review of a previous book -
A Raw Exercise in TRUTH
By Ted Prokash – Author of “A Fool for Lesser Things”, Joyless House Publishing –
More great stuff from Screamin’ Skull Press. Edgy prose and poetry from Winnipeg, of all places! What we have here is a compilation of three books of poetry written in 2008, 2009 and 2011. The themes are sexual freedom, class identification, marginalization, alienation, coming of age. The stuff of poetry, isn’t it?
Nesca’s perspective is often at odds with society, her surroundings. She is proud and defiant, yet fragile and self-deprecating. Always looking for the TRUTH in every word, asserting her worth amid each indignity. The stuff of poetry indeed.
The first selections are rapid fire, stream of consciousness, the language vivid and raw. Full of the anger of youth. Later selections are more thoughtful, still angry at times, but more informed. I found myself most enthralled with pieces from the 2nd and 3rd volumes here, but I suspect that these are informed by the chaos of the 1st. It’s as if the reader is taken on a journey along with the poet – from a place of chaos and riot to a state of . . . wisdom, perhaps? I don’t know. Wisdom is a big word. Nesca is never so presumptuous as to assign herself such a trait.
Nesca’s style is affecting and honest. Prose without pose. And this collection of three books ends up being a very effective package -the rare whole that is more than the sum of its parts. Success. Nicole I. Nesca is an artist that deserves your support!