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✐ X MARKS THE DRESS  pdf ✑ Author Kristina Marie Darling – Fanfaremedia.co.uk chapter 1 X MARKS THE DRESS , meaning X MARKS THE DRESS , genre X MARKS THE DRESS , book cover X MARKS THE DRESS , flies X MARKS THE DRESS , X MARKS THE DRESS 505b59251c0d0 X Marks The Dress Takes Marriage As Its Most Explicit Subject, One That Is Both Public And Private, Volatile And Validating, A Concept And Its Corollary Institution That Signify Liberation For Some And Oppression For Others However, Instead Of Offering Us Two Separate Voices On The Subject, Darling And Guess Provide A Potpourri Of Perspectives Concerning What Marriage Has Meant And Might Mean In The Early St Century What They Avoid, Adroitly, Is Any Proselytizing As To What Marriage Should MeanLambda Literary ReviewIn X Marks The Dress, Darling Guess Weave A Narrative Of Love And Identity That Unpacks Itself Again And Again Like Beautifully Wrought Matryoshka Dolls, These Poems Explore The Depth And Wonder Of Language As Well As Its Inability To Truly Define Any One Thing Lines And Images Reappear In New And Surprising Ways Footnotes, Appendices, Definitions That Stunningly Illustrate Exactly How Slippery Love Can BeErin Elizabeth Smith, Author Of The Naming Of StraysX Marks The Dress A Registry By Kristina Marie Darling Carol Guess Presents The Scintillating Variables Of Time And Its Complex Philosophical Relationship With Experiential Space These Poems Spark An Incandescent Fire Of Imagination In An Enormous Tonal Range Positioned On Both Sides Of The Mirror At Once, Watching Reflections Of Ever Changing Backgrounds Of Relationships And Marriage Like Dreaming About Having A Dream This Book Cajole, Beckon And Posit In Transcendent, Expressive, And Provocative Words Ultimately, The Words Never Fill The Void Instead, They Take Us Deeper And Deeper Down To A Dark And Disorienting Place That Continually Excites The Reader With Its Possibilities This Is An Excellent Work From Two Wonderful Poets Geoffrey Gatza, Author Of House Of Forgetting Secrets Of My Prison HouseIn Kristina Marie Darling And Carol Guess S Collaborative Book, X Marks The Dress A Registry, The Reader Receives A Delicious Catalog Of Wants The Cohabitation Of Idealized Domestic Bliss And The Wild And Unwilling Spirit Of Individuality Split The Difference The Newlyweds Divide The Baby In Half The Unspoken Gets Footnoted The Remnants Get Erased And Placed In The Appendices In Glorious Sequences Of Riffs, Flirtations, Recombinations, And Dances, Darling And Guess S Collaboration Intoxicates Though The Wedding China May Get Smashed Against The Trees, And Though The Stiletto Heels May Get Broken, The Moments In These Lyrical Vignettes Will Be Long Enshrined On A Red Satin Pillow Oliver De La Paz, Author Of Requiem For The OrchardThese Poems Are Arch, Eyeing The Cake They Undo Us As We Enter Their Rooms, Our Lace Caught On The Door Knob, Our Mouths Dripping Generations Of Nameless Desire Each Poem Is A Strand That Keeps Us Tied To The Marriage Ritual, Yet The Reader Is Left Diced Up And Served, Simmered In Pink, Skeptical Of The Heart Yet Wanting To Eat Another S I Love You Because I Love You Both Is The Song We Dance To, The Cadence That Questions What A Bond Is, And Between Whom, And Whether It Is Possible To Love At All When Love Is A Mirror In A Room Of Mirrors Emily Kendal Frey, Author Of The Grief Performance


10 thoughts on “X MARKS THE DRESS

  1. says:

    X Marks the Dress is a clever collaborative meditation on weddings, young marriages, gender roles, devotion and deception, sex and love Many of the poems sparkle and scream and tease Don t be turned off by the experimental style each experiment has a clear purpose and often than not, Darling and Guess stick the landing I can t imagine writing a book with someone else, but the effort of their collaboration is invisible They become a single remarkably wide ranged voice in this collection Some of the poems weren t my cup of tea, hence the 3 star rating, but I still recommend it to anyone who enjoys poetry I do share much of the uneasiness Darling and Guess feel re marriage as a cultural institution aka marriage and weddings have a super fucked up patriarchal history that continues in many strange ways , but I must say I have a positive outlook of said institution I m engaged However, X Marks the Dress is an admirable effort at consciousness raising, and I would especially advise any soon to be or recent bride or groom to give this slim volume a gander My thanks to Darling for sending me a complimentary copy.


  2. says:

    Always first the disclaimer My education in poetry is still a budding thing That being said I loved this collection The language was sharp, but with a soft underbelly As an essayist I loved how the entire collection explored ideas of traditional love, the pageantry of weddings, and gender I can t say I understood every page the last few pages poems seemed like redactions of a longer body a few lines on each page , the imagery was strong enough by those pages that I did not need to feel I was walking down the aisle of a traditional poem.


  3. says:

    X Marks the Dress is a book that takes on the tradition of wedding registries and nuptials, and turns them on their heads The quick wit and playful experiments of Darling and Guess turn the spectacle into a narrative of what one wants outside of the event The registry items stand changed, their definitions altered by this collaboration of two very talented poets.


  4. says:

    While the whole book is enjoyable, I wish it were all as stunning as the last section in the book, Appendix C What Survived the Housefire This section is fresh, different, stunning in all of the ways the best poetry should be.