Away Status/My Parents Bundle, by Shy Watson
This bundle contains two great chapbooks from Shy Watson-- Away Status, and My Parents Were Going to Give Me Your Name if I Was Born A Boy for a discounted price!
AWAY STATUS takes place in, around, and away from ex-boyfriends and their bedrooms. It fucks with drugs, dates old men for money, and has mommy issues. In the world it walks the streets of cities where it copes with unwanted advances and symptoms of repressed memories. It tries to utilize its finite youth. It keeps you up at night. You text it when you're drunk. Away Status is Shy Watson’s debut chapbook and it is a chap full of banger poems that yearn to be read. Shy Watson’s poetry deals with her own life in a unique and telling way, she’s a poet that enjoys telling it all.
"'My Parents Were Going to Give Me Your Name if I Was Born A Boy' was written feverishly last spring in the midst of an outrageously consuming crush. the poems were written throughout the experience, each titled with the date on which they were written. i hardly edited any of these as it seemed important to leave them in their raw, embarrassing form which reflects well my raw, embarrassing form that i take on while falling in-like and vulnerable.
the first couple were written as text messages to my best friend, catch business, from a toilet in a bar in austin. she encouraged me to keep writing them and to chronicle the experience i was having. thanks catch." - Shy Watson
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