If you’ve ever lost sleep over poetry’s neglect of Orthrus—that cowpoke brother of infamous hellhound Cerberus—these poems could be your nightmare-fuelling Ambien prescription. Taking this two-headed monster as the household god of masculinity’s violently flailing fragility, Orthric Sonnets considers how the ethics of animal experimentation entwines with the poetic tradition of idealizing and dismembering women.
Baseline Press. October, 2017. 40 pages. Original cover artwork by Kailee Wakeman.