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last weekend oliver interviewed me for devil's lake

kristen-stone:

it was really nice talking to him, he’s a great interviewer.

i hadn’t talked like that— theory-talk— in awhile, it made me excited and sweaty and nostalgic (for what though?) and afterwards i felt like toad when he takes a big yawn after learning a new trick: worn out. 

(Source: future-imaginary)

i love this so much, i feel so naked and weird, this is actually one of my favorite parts, the make out parts, but i feel like they are the least cute or sensible-as-poetry or w/e??
elanormcinerney:

Kristen Stone | Domestication Handbook

i love this so much, i feel so naked and weird, this is actually one of my favorite parts, the make out parts, but i feel like they are the least cute or sensible-as-poetry or w/e??

elanormcinerney:

Kristen Stone | Domestication Handbook

Domestication Handbook reviewed by Helen McClory

while i was broken up from the internet this beautiful review went live on PANK

thank you helen!


1.
When a kid is about to die, there is a moment when the straw itches your legs
the heat lamp burns and the horror fades:
Should we try the bottle one more time?
No, maybe not.
*
This is the death you mourn
although six others died from the same infection
plus Charlotte with two more curled inside her.
(She’s composting behind the barn,now, in rotting straw.)
*
2.
[…]
He went away, you keep saying,
after the shuddering moment when his eyes roll back
he stiffens then a gurgle and then, extinguished.
Simple forces take over: a thing bent out of shape
by its temporary inhabitant,
limbs drift back to neutral.
*
A little more air moves but you keep saying, he went away -

From ‘Sav-a-kid’ in Kristen Stone’s Domestication Handbook.

I just finished, and having taken my time too much, trying to give this book the space it needed, must rush to write a review. But this is such a piece of wonder, of lines that sting, that expand language, and cause you to pause. I want to sit with it a while, as with the books that challenge me the most. Incubate it. At any rate, I shall try my best to do it justice. 

(via othernotebooksareavailable)

my own poem just showed up on my dashboard, and it was like when my proof copy of domestication handbook came and i was holding it on my lap and i kept opening it and realizing hey i know these words how it is basically alienation and identifying with at the same time which

poetics obviously

othernotebooksareavailable, thank you for reading! so looking forward to your review

two sweet reviews!!

all my words are failing and i don’t know how to be a person who wrote a book but:

Lizz Schumer writes "a fresh take on human as creature" in her blog

David Giver’s review is up on Limn’s reviews site

also someone, i don’t know if it’s a secret who, interviewed me a couple weeks ago for a zine, over gmail chat, which was weird and cool, i’m excited to see what they put together.

oxxenfree: Arriving home / Domestication Handbook

oxxenfree:

I’m back at my apartment after over a month away. Are these feet my feet? It’s half empty because roommate moved out, no shower curtain so I can’t shower. BUT. I did have the foresight to leave myself Millstream beer in the fridge. So while I wait for my Nepalese food to arrive, I’m drinking and…

Sneeze away and yes! That’s you!! (all of you!)

yesssssssss
feelin all shy/hoping you love it
ps— yr nail color what is it??? so good
fuckdudeskilldudes:

this came in the mail THX THX THX i am so excited to read it

yesssssssss

feelin all shy/hoping you love it

ps— yr nail color what is it??? so good

fuckdudeskilldudes:

this came in the mail THX THX THX i am so excited to read it

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
invertsugar:

I think there should be a series of animals with Domestication Handbook. 
NB: I did not stage this photo.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

invertsugar:

I think there should be a series of animals with Domestication Handbook. 

NB: I did not stage this photo.

(Source: ragvinerust)

so i have like 8,000,000 copies of this at my house and every time i look at them i feel super narcissistic and weird but also proud. you can help me have more book feelings by buying one. ($14 on paypal to kristen.e.stone@gmaill.com and i will sign it and mail to you)
if i already told you i would send you a review copy and you haven’t gotten it you will soon promise. 
OR YOU CAN BUY IT ON AMAZON I JUST REALIZED THIS EXISTS
okay soon i will go back to being twee and shy but right now i am playing Person Who Just Had A Book Published i hope that is okay
kristen-stone:

so this came today. 

so i have like 8,000,000 copies of this at my house and every time i look at them i feel super narcissistic and weird but also proud. you can help me have more book feelings by buying one. ($14 on paypal to kristen.e.stone@gmaill.com and i will sign it and mail to you)

if i already told you i would send you a review copy and you haven’t gotten it you will soon promise. 

OR YOU CAN BUY IT ON AMAZON I JUST REALIZED THIS EXISTS

okay soon i will go back to being twee and shy but right now i am playing Person Who Just Had A Book Published i hope that is okay

kristen-stone:

so this came today. 

(Source: future-imaginary)

THIS IS ALL OFFICIALLY HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND. 
wed 7/4: gainesville, fl @ kristen’s house, 6pm
fri 7/6: durham, nc @ outsider’s art gallery, 7pm
sat 7/7: ashville, nc, @ firestorm cafe & books, 7pm
sun 7/8: nasvhille, tn, @ the owl farm (811 Dickerson Pike), 9pm

THIS IS ALL OFFICIALLY HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND. 

wed 7/4: gainesville, fl @ kristen’s house, 6pm

fri 7/6: durham, nc @ outsider’s art gallery, 7pm

sat 7/7: ashville, nc, @ firestorm cafe & books, 7pm

sun 7/8: nasvhille, tn, @ the owl farm (811 Dickerson Pike), 9pm

(Source: future-imaginary, via future-imaginary)

last weekend oliver interviewed me for devil's lake

kristen-stone:

it was really nice talking to him, he’s a great interviewer.

i hadn’t talked like that— theory-talk— in awhile, it made me excited and sweaty and nostalgic (for what though?) and afterwards i felt like toad when he takes a big yawn after learning a new trick: worn out. 

(Source: future-imaginary)

i love this so much, i feel so naked and weird, this is actually one of my favorite parts, the make out parts, but i feel like they are the least cute or sensible-as-poetry or w/e??
elanormcinerney:

Kristen Stone | Domestication Handbook

i love this so much, i feel so naked and weird, this is actually one of my favorite parts, the make out parts, but i feel like they are the least cute or sensible-as-poetry or w/e??

elanormcinerney:

Kristen Stone | Domestication Handbook

Domestication Handbook reviewed by Helen McClory

while i was broken up from the internet this beautiful review went live on PANK

thank you helen!


1.
When a kid is about to die, there is a moment when the straw itches your legs
the heat lamp burns and the horror fades:
Should we try the bottle one more time?
No, maybe not.
*
This is the death you mourn
although six others died from the same infection
plus Charlotte with two more curled inside her.
(She’s composting behind the barn,now, in rotting straw.)
*
2.
[…]
He went away, you keep saying,
after the shuddering moment when his eyes roll back
he stiffens then a gurgle and then, extinguished.
Simple forces take over: a thing bent out of shape
by its temporary inhabitant,
limbs drift back to neutral.
*
A little more air moves but you keep saying, he went away -

From ‘Sav-a-kid’ in Kristen Stone’s Domestication Handbook.

I just finished, and having taken my time too much, trying to give this book the space it needed, must rush to write a review. But this is such a piece of wonder, of lines that sting, that expand language, and cause you to pause. I want to sit with it a while, as with the books that challenge me the most. Incubate it. At any rate, I shall try my best to do it justice. 

(via othernotebooksareavailable)

my own poem just showed up on my dashboard, and it was like when my proof copy of domestication handbook came and i was holding it on my lap and i kept opening it and realizing hey i know these words how it is basically alienation and identifying with at the same time which

poetics obviously

othernotebooksareavailable, thank you for reading! so looking forward to your review

two sweet reviews!!

all my words are failing and i don’t know how to be a person who wrote a book but:

Lizz Schumer writes "a fresh take on human as creature" in her blog

David Giver’s review is up on Limn’s reviews site

also someone, i don’t know if it’s a secret who, interviewed me a couple weeks ago for a zine, over gmail chat, which was weird and cool, i’m excited to see what they put together.

oxxenfree: Arriving home / Domestication Handbook

oxxenfree:

I’m back at my apartment after over a month away. Are these feet my feet? It’s half empty because roommate moved out, no shower curtain so I can’t shower. BUT. I did have the foresight to leave myself Millstream beer in the fridge. So while I wait for my Nepalese food to arrive, I’m drinking and…

Sneeze away and yes! That’s you!! (all of you!)

yesssssssss
feelin all shy/hoping you love it
ps— yr nail color what is it??? so good
fuckdudeskilldudes:

this came in the mail THX THX THX i am so excited to read it

yesssssssss

feelin all shy/hoping you love it

ps— yr nail color what is it??? so good

fuckdudeskilldudes:

this came in the mail THX THX THX i am so excited to read it

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
invertsugar:

I think there should be a series of animals with Domestication Handbook. 
NB: I did not stage this photo.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

invertsugar:

I think there should be a series of animals with Domestication Handbook. 

NB: I did not stage this photo.

(Source: ragvinerust)

so i have like 8,000,000 copies of this at my house and every time i look at them i feel super narcissistic and weird but also proud. you can help me have more book feelings by buying one. ($14 on paypal to kristen.e.stone@gmaill.com and i will sign it and mail to you)
if i already told you i would send you a review copy and you haven’t gotten it you will soon promise. 
OR YOU CAN BUY IT ON AMAZON I JUST REALIZED THIS EXISTS
okay soon i will go back to being twee and shy but right now i am playing Person Who Just Had A Book Published i hope that is okay
kristen-stone:

so this came today. 

so i have like 8,000,000 copies of this at my house and every time i look at them i feel super narcissistic and weird but also proud. you can help me have more book feelings by buying one. ($14 on paypal to kristen.e.stone@gmaill.com and i will sign it and mail to you)

if i already told you i would send you a review copy and you haven’t gotten it you will soon promise. 

OR YOU CAN BUY IT ON AMAZON I JUST REALIZED THIS EXISTS

okay soon i will go back to being twee and shy but right now i am playing Person Who Just Had A Book Published i hope that is okay

kristen-stone:

so this came today. 

(Source: future-imaginary)

THIS IS ALL OFFICIALLY HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND. 
wed 7/4: gainesville, fl @ kristen’s house, 6pm
fri 7/6: durham, nc @ outsider’s art gallery, 7pm
sat 7/7: ashville, nc, @ firestorm cafe & books, 7pm
sun 7/8: nasvhille, tn, @ the owl farm (811 Dickerson Pike), 9pm

THIS IS ALL OFFICIALLY HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND. 

wed 7/4: gainesville, fl @ kristen’s house, 6pm

fri 7/6: durham, nc @ outsider’s art gallery, 7pm

sat 7/7: ashville, nc, @ firestorm cafe & books, 7pm

sun 7/8: nasvhille, tn, @ the owl farm (811 Dickerson Pike), 9pm

(Source: future-imaginary, via future-imaginary)

"1.
When a kid is about to die, there is a moment when the straw itches your legs
the heat lamp burns and the horror fades:
Should we try the bottle one more time?
No, maybe not.
*
This is the death you mourn
although six others died from the same infection
plus Charlotte with two more curled inside her.
(She’s composting behind the barn,now, in rotting straw.)
*
2.
[…]
He went away, you keep saying,
after the shuddering moment when his eyes roll back
he stiffens then a gurgle and then, extinguished.
Simple forces take over: a thing bent out of shape
by its temporary inhabitant,
limbs drift back to neutral.
*
A little more air moves but you keep saying, he went away -"
two sweet reviews!!

About:

Domestication Handbook is Kristen Stone's first book. It is a series of interconnected poems and lyric essays about the girl, the house, and the monster.
here i will curate a blog to help me with my editing process.

Domestication Handbook will be published later this year by Rogue Factorial.

read my main blog at queeragripoetics.kristenstone.com.
email me at kristen.e.stone [at] gmail.com

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