By Jessie Carty
Sibling Rivalry Press, Paperback, 9781937420499, 120pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Poetry. Women's Studies. "Jessie Carty's MORPH is a coming-of-age collection for all the nerdy girls and boys who were 'angry at still being unseen-unrealized-misinterpreted-mispronounced, ' who "needed a fresh / set of letters, a new narrative' to survive the torment of adolescence. These poems explore the way gender is assigned in childhood, and they pay homage to comic book heroes and heroines, to Buffy and the vampires, to movies like Dune and Labyrinth, to sci-fi and fantasy, all vehicles of power and revenge. The speaker of these poems understands that language, math, and science are the ways forward to transformations, to taking on the Truth or Dare of any given life." Sandy Longhorn.