Excerpt:Yellow skin banana with dark spots on itSometimes I space out a little.I let my body go completely limp.The sky becomes false to me.Everything is gross to me.Ten times a day the sun rises and ten times a day the sun sinks.I shut one eye and it is still there.Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise:Dog bites kid, and the world moves savagely on.Ha!In the next century, I hope to be savage as Paul Verlaine.I dip my fingers into a lakethat is only a rumor of a lake.I throw fistfuls of petals into theheart of the moon.I shut one eye, shedding tears of red and blue.Sometimes I space out a little.___________The linocut design concept is inspired by the authors close attention to small moments and details and her use of nightmarish and crude imagery and diction, including received phrases wedged into new and unexpected contexts, whereby the everyday strikes strange.
The handprinted covers vary among a selection of blue, violet, and green shades, with inks ranging from silver and turquoise to lilac and deep indigo. The interiors are laser printed on bright white acid-free, archival-quality paper. Handsewn in natural twine.Litte Uglies is the fourth chapbook in the 2014 series from Bloof Books. Each chapbook in the series will be released in a limited edition of one hundred numbered copies, followed by a digital release.Dawn Sueoka’s work appears or is forthcoming in West Wind Review, Shampoo, smoking glue gun, Pinwheel, Birds of Lace 30 x Lace, and Coconut, among others.
An essay on John Cage appears in Jacket2. She lives and works in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Little Uglies is her first chapbook.