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This Is Bad poems by Lindsey Anne Baker with a linocut by Kim Darling Fine press edition limited to 95 copies 
9 x 4 3/4 inches (closed), 58 pages ISBN 978-0-9904562-5-4 $50 each
 To order, please email Denise at press@gibraltareditions.co. (Checks or credit cards accepted.) Copies are available also at Jackson Street Booksellers (402 341-2664) and in the local author section at The Bookworm (402-392-2877)

These fifty short prose poems follow the mind watching and noting, adjusting to and rearranging the terms of existence and love — what we can hope for when we realize the body is mostly not ours to control.

Lindsey Anne Baker is a writer and editor in Omaha, Nebraska. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Sugar House Review, Two Serious Ladies, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Omaha's own burntdistrict. Her first chapbook, Fine Warm Pulse, was published in 2013 by dancing girl press. In 2015, Lindsey was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature by the Nebraska Arts Council.

This Is Bad is a deeply courageous book. Baker moves into the smallest moments and exposes their depths in a way that is somehow both unnerving and sublime. The shapes of these poems suggest a distillation of focus and a compression of time, like a friend pulling you aside with a secret and not much time to tell it. It is familiar territory — the muddy and benevolent offerings of love, loneliness, the persistence of the body and its longings — crossed in a way that we haven't seen before and with a searing frankness of heart and mind.

 

                                                                                                 — Rebecca Rotert

Kim Darling is a multidisciplinary artist who has exhibited and taught widely in the region and

was included in the Joslyn Art Museum’s recent Art Seen exhibition. Darling holds a BFA in

studio art from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and currently lives and works in Tampa,

Florida.

Hand set in 12 point Bulmer type with Empire numerals and title. Printed on dampened Neenah Mint Letterpress Paper.  Rose Fabriano Tiziano endsheets and black handmade Cave Paper covers.

The first print run of Baker’s book was completed on Friday, November 9, 2018.

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