“shedding this swan skin dreaming roses, writing roses / eating roses (death is a rose i carry in the pocket of my dress)” Down with the sickness of another deathly smog? Mai Ivfjäll’s Sick Sonnets is a seismic, Anthropo-scenic collection of poems that sonnet with sonic roses and serpents’ nectar; with orchid-birthing bodies and the moon’s maria seas. Each poem will Insta-filter your body; infect you; "Leeloo" you! The toxic p(h)ages of this chapbook will plague your tomorrows with yesterday’s bees. It will make you weep. “who wrote the list of the saddest words in the english language / on dictionary.com? healing is an endless emptying there is nothing / cosmic about this blankness i slip in & out of time i am billy pilgrim”
SICK SONNETS by Mai Ivjfäll
Handbound, silkscreened cover
(Available Fall 2020)
Mai Ivjfäll is a bilingual sick poet based in Stockholm and Atlanta. She is author of the chapbooks Into Longing Vast Rose (If a Leaf Falls Press, UK), Andakt (AFV Press, NO) and Weep Hole (Sad Press, UK). Her poems have appeared in American Chordata, Fanzine, Odiseo, Ordkonst, Tidskriften Provins, Vakxikon’s Greek Anthology of Young Swedish Writers, and elsewhere.