Rattle & Sway. Number 5 in the second volume of our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series.
Published: Sept 10, 2011
Limited edition – only 49 copies exist
Ava Sayaka Rosen grew up in San Francisco. In June 2009, she studied at the University of Hyderabad and traveled throughout India, inspiring Rattle & Sway. She is constantly experimenting with style and voice, but this collection is her firts effort at the prose poem. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, she was introduced to letterpress, printing, and bookbinding. For two years, she was editor of UCSC’s longest-running literary magazine, Chinquapin. In June 2010, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing, and continues to pursue her passion for poetry and the book arts.
No water tonight–only a bottle of Old Monk and my curry
fingernails. Nevertheless. I will not throw my back out
swatting a mosquito. I have eyes only for the candle shed-
ding its trunk to spread roots down the cracks of the
wooden table. Tonight I will dream of the Delhi trees bust-
ing through concrete and of catching the crumbs in my
Musoorie, 12 July
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