Monday, March 23, 2009

Misti Rainwater-Lites' Monkey Bite (Book Review) by David McLean

Misti Rainwater-Lites' Monkey Bite
by David McLean

Monkey Bite is a book at Lulu by Misti Rainwater-Lites, who produces probably as many poems as anyone. And they are all good, she doesn't write crap, not even poo poo, I write just as much as Misti does, I suppose, but some of it is faintly scented poop. This book costs only $4.92, which is basically not free, but might as well be. It is on sale here and, if you don't buy it, then you, sir, are a dildo.

I introduce my review of it thus, it is a book of Octocoocoos. These are poems composed of eight eight syllable lines. Monkeys need that sort of structure special. Koko Loko is a schizophrenic monkey and a friend of god, a sort of primate pope. He is pretty peeved sometimes. He takes drugs too, they make him fuck for days and be happy. He's just precisely like me and you.

Here's one of his kick ass apeshit poems

A Chimp’s Complaint

I want to speak to Manager.
Manager better explain things.
How come big fucking hole in sky?
Why cars like ants all over place?
Trees torn down for tall ugly things
no sensible monkey would climb!
Masses of humans dying, fine.
Whole planet dying? FUCK THAT SHIT!

Buy this book or Misti will make more of a monkey out of you motherfucker. We all need a monkey on out backs, a monkey to pull down the sky and jump into the schizophrenic cracks in the moon and between the stars, so get hooked on monkeypoetics and monkeyphonics today at Lulu, the place for trendy apes.

Editor's note: Misti's book can be found at: Lulu.

Author bio:

David McLean is Welsh but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there in a cottage on a hill with a woman, five selfish cats, and a stupid puppy. He has a BA in History from Oxford, and an unconnected MA in philosophy, much later, from Stockholm. Details of his three available full length poetry books, various chapbooks, and 850 poems in or forthcoming at over 340 places online or in print over the last couple of years, are at his blog at Mourning Abortion. He never submits by snail mail since he has little money and since he loves, or at least doesn't have anything against, trees. There's a new chapbook of dead snakes at Rain over Bouville, another is coming from Poptritus Press in the summer sometime. A novella Henrietta forgets is forthcoming from Isms Press. Round the beginning of next year a large 250 page anthology of his poetry called laughing at funerals will be appearing with Epic Rites Publications, as well as a 50 poem chapbook called Hellbound which is appearing sooner. For Epic Rites he edits the chapbook series and the e-zines lines written w/ a razor and the thin edge of staring, as well as selecting work for the radio network.

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