PARROT 14 Fur Birds by Michelle Detorie Saddle-Stitched chapbook 2 Color cover, Black & White interior Matte finish, Opaque cream, 70# text (104 gsm) Dimensions: 6.125" x 9.375" x 0.125", 20 Pages ISSN: 2169-3811-14
I am 15. Female. Human (I think).
We lived in a burrow and ate grass. I licked my paw, tasting only the slightest remnants of ash. In one corner we piled sugar cubes – white and cold and sweet, and perfectly square. “Like a little igloo wall,” my sister cooed, twitching her tail.
"The focus here is not a story, but a portrait, a work of artful rendering of language on each page to illustrate something beyond the words themselves and yet it’s only through those words that we might discover something. Images like a young girl feeling lost, a comb, gray lights and various odd quotations serve to give these poems a grounding in our reality and convey that these are most certainly written by someone of this planet, and yet the shifting structures on each page and the attention to a new set of details—one not already exhausted by notions of prose, or story, or rhythm—presents itself."