In the Circus of You: An Illustrated Novel-in-Poems




      In the Circus of You: An Illustrated Novel-in-Poems
In the Circus of You is a deliciously distortedfun house of poetry and art by NicelleDavis and Cheryl Gross Both private and epic,this novel in poems explores one woman sstruggle while interpreting our world as a sideshow,where not only are we the freaks, butalso the on lookers wondering just how normal we are or ought to be Davis poetry andGross images collaborate over the themesof sanity, monogamy, motherhood, divorce,artistic expression, and self creation to curatea menagerie of abnormalities that defines whatit is to be human The universe of this book isone in which dead pigeons talk, clowns hidein the chambers of the heart, and the humanbody turns itself inside out to be born againas a purely sensory creature This grotesquelygorgeous peep show opens the velvet curtainson the beautiful complications of life. Read In the Circus of You: An Illustrated Novel-in-Poems by Nicelle Davis and Cheryl Gross – heartforum.co.uk

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      In the Circus of You: An Illustrated Novel-in-Poems
 By Nicelle Davis and Cheryl Gross IBN : 1941628003 Edition Language English URL Format : Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 104 pages
  • In the Circus of You: An Illustrated Novel-in-Poems
  • Nicelle Davis and Cheryl Gross
  • English
  • 21 September 2019
  • 1941628003 Edition Language English URL

10 thoughts on “ In the Circus of You: An Illustrated Novel-in-Poems

  1. Elissa Washuta says:

    I look forward to reading this beautiful book over and over I want to revisit its gorgeous images, both those created by illustrator Cheryl Gross and poet Nicelle Davis, who has created an exquisitely textured world of animals and their bones, circuses and the folk who staff them, pain and the rupture points that bring it This work is so vital, with every snap of a line break bringing a small moment of fresh joy This is the kind of book that continues to offerwith every reading I look I look forward to reading this beautiful book over and over I want to revisit its gorgeous images, both those created by illustrator Cheryl Gross and poet Nicelle Davis, who has created an exquisitely textured world of animals and their bones, circuses and the folk w...

  2. Susan says:

    This book was difficult to put down What a work of dark art I was on fire after reading the first poem, I Drive Our Son around Every Day at Noon Nicelle Davis garners empathy for her subjects through honest, grotesquely human imagery His chest rising, collapsing, in time with bird wings The artwork by Cheryl Gross serves a twisted reminder of our own afflictions We all hide them well, but this collection exposes them for a circus the artwork gives poverty a dingy, contorted visual and This book was difficult to put down What a work of dark art I was on fire after reading the first poem, I Drive Our Son around Every Day at Noon Nicelle Davis garners empathy for her subjects through honest, grotesquely human imagery His chest rising, collapsing, in time with bird wings The artwork by Cheryl Gross serves a twisted reminder of our own afflictions We all hide them...

  3. Chris - Quarter Press Editor says:

    Admittedly, I thought this would be very different It s not often that I approach a manuscript with any expections In fact, I tend to do everything I can to know as little as possible about a book before I read it However, after having read a peer s review, I constructed some bizarre concept of what I thought this should be I wanted to read that book so much, that I was surprised by it being so different than what I had imagined I don t fault the book in this, I simply offer it as a Admittedly, I thought this would be very different It s not often that I approach a manuscript with any expections In fact, I tend to do everything I can to know as little as possible about a book before I read it However, after having read a peer s review, I constructed some bizarre concept of what I thought this should be I wanted to r...

  4. Brian says:

    It s hard to put my finger on exactly what I didn t like about this book, but I think perhaps there was a general feeling that it could have been doneThe poems stay very true to theme, but as such become very repetitive, with recurring images and references doingto bring me out of poems than into them The individual poems are not to my taste, but they re certainly highly emotive and evocative their impact is dulled by repetition, however The 8th reference to a pig s head or a It s hard to put my finger on exactly what I didn t like about this book, but I think perhaps there was a general feeling that it could have been doneThe poems stay very true to theme, but as such ...

  5. Brenda says:

    Imagine a visual manifestation of an Ack mutating and replicating into carousel animals that strain to reach each others tails Imagine all the stages of evolution that occur in utero reversing and pirouetting and giving each other the finger Imagine the sideshow inside yourself.Poet Nicelle David and Cheryl Gross have constructed a marvel of a book They call it An Illustrated Novel in Poems, but some books are so defiant, they wont be kept to genre labels I expect to read this one like Imagine a visual manifestation of an Ack mutating and replicating into carousel animals that strain to reach each other s tails Imagine all...

  6. Leah Angstman says:

    Full review coming soon to

  7. R.l. says:

    As a lover of experimental form, I m always looking for clever and fresh ways to tell a story, and I was thrilled to see how Nicelle Davis does it here In the Circus of You is a book of poetry, yes, but it s also a complete story Each poem stands beautifully on its on, but at the same time you can step back and see a story arc, and evenimportantly to me, a character arc These poems engaged me right from the start, connected me to the narrator, I m invested, and by the end I feel I know As a lover of experimental form, I m al...

  8. Amanda says:

    I feel bad giving this an ok review because I m definitely no expert on poetry so this may be fabulous poetry and I don t know it That said, my review is based on the fact that, to me, it was only ok There were a couple of poems on the topic of divorce that resonated me, but for the most part I felt pretty lost and confused In our Rumpus online chat, the illustrator who did a great job interpreting these poems was very interesting and had clear enthusiasm for the project, but it was still I feel bad giving this an ok review because I m definitely no expert on poetry so this may be fabulous poetry and I don t know it That said, my review is based on the fact that, to me, it was only ok There were a couple of poems on the topic of divorce that resonated me, but for the most part I felt pretty lost and confused In our Rumpus online chat, the illustrator who did a great job interpreti...

  9. David says:

    This is cool in concept, and actually manages to pull that concept off I could get into the artwork or the poems individually, but they aren t even really separate the way I saw it They complement, deepen, and work off of each other I look at it as a multimedia whole, an imaginative and insightful, as well as...

  10. Michelle Gragg says:

    I really debated between 3 and four stars This book is probably 3.5 for me But the intro and little piece at the end really made it better for me The theme of divorce and psychiatric medication did not resonate with me But the theme of motherhood did The illustrations are interesting, not necessarily my type but they do add to the novel a bit A few of the poems really resonated with me Interesting read I recommend reading it through as one piece not spacing out the separate poems I I really debated between 3 and four stars This book is probably 3.5 for me But the intro and little piece at the end really made it better for me The theme of divorce and psychiatric medication did not resonate with me But the theme of ...

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