The Rusted City (Marie Alexander Poetry #18)
In Hurt's breathtaking mixed work of prose poetry and verse, a history of place is caked in a 'deep layer of red dust.' The Rust Belt's rattling structures and sutured-up asphalt roads are palpable here in every musical sentence.--Oliver de la Paz
In Hurt's sparkling debut, the tinny, melancholic, gorgeous stir of Baudelaire's heartbroken metropolis is heard again, but this time its flesh and spirit are rusted. Hurt brings the prose poem back to life.--Sabrina Orah Mark
Rochelle Hurt was forged from iron ore in the steel mills of Youngstown, Ohio. Currently, she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is pursuing a PhD.
White Pine Press (NY), 9781935210528, 108pp.
Publication Date: February 11, 2014