A Dance for Saints in Three Acts
Her sentences are sharp, and cut deep into bone... The collection works through ideas of perception, of seeing, and of conflict through movements on gender, gender relation and gender perception. There is a violence throughout the collection, and a tension…
WindowBoxing charts a course towards a sense of identity and concern for gender issues that doesn’t allow itself to be reduced to transparencies or flat reductions of personality. Kaschock has produced a striking work that’s both dry and vibrant, earthed in theory and live in the practice of living.
You would have my explosions be localized and armed against themselves.
You would prefer I not discuss “men” or “women.” The genres.
It would be better to prevent the spread of the insurgency.
I should not place a woman in a house, done to death—a veranda? Deck.
The way my bombs work is that I set them beside my heart, and although I fly apart and out, flesh of me meeting flesh of the other dead I’ve made, still I am whole and focused.
My heart, once muscle, now a rapture, now remains.
To contain me, you must rewrite the previous century and go forward in horror from there. As if it were not horror to begin with. You must Whitman.
If I named her field, instead of she, I might have a philosophy, or a beard.
I might be, say, a nurse in the war. More acceptable.