Available from: IndieBound, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and maybe your local library. (If they don't have it, you could ask them to order it, and they probably will! That would be awesome.) Also available at many independent bookstores, including Mountain Fold Books in Colorado Springs and the Colorado College bookstore.
Suicide Hotline Hold Music is a collection of poems (mostly short ones) and poetry comics (poorly-drawn mostly-text sometimes-funny things). A human pretends to be a machine in order to provide comfort anonymously. We are made to consider the epic meaning of middle school pantsing. Hearts are broken and mended. Children play with My Little Robot Pony. A troll keeps a food diary. Everyone’s hair has a sound effect.
"Jessy Randall playfully expands the boundaries of both poetry and comics.” -- James Kochalka, creator of American Elf
"You might be wondering what the hell is going on. There was the Big Bang and now we have all this crap. Jessy Randall’s poems will help. Funny, playful and vibrating magic from the quotidian, these poems and comics, if they don’t solve all universal riddles for you, will reintroduce wonder to your heart.” -- Scott Poole, house poet for Public Radio International’s Live Wire!
Excerpts from reviews:
"Makes you feel like someone else on this planet gets you. Like actually gets you." -- Sara Kafka, The Girly Book Club
"a low-key, ordinary walk through a surprising otherworld" -- Siham Karami, TheThe
"comforting in its honest strangeness ... for those who like the weird and playful, Randall’s poetry provides an unconventional approach on how to deal with what life gives us." -- Hannah Cohen, Mom Egg Review
"so funny, and so, so tender and true." -- Kathleen Kirk, Escape into Life
"Randall is turning into a profoundly good lyric poet who, because she has shed pretense as well as dilettantism, may be one of the best currently writing." -- Daniel Casey, Misanthropester
Panorama of the Mountains compares the book to Kate Beaton's Step Aside, Pops and Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends.
"...makes the reader want to slap her forehead and exclaim, 'Why didn’t I see that?!' "-- Kaye Lynne Booth, Writing to Be Read
"You'll laugh out loud and perhaps feel like you've been punched in the gut with some realness." -- Han Sayles, Mountain Fold Books
Readings in New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Greensboro NC, Boulder CO, Ridgeway CO, and Colorado Springs CO.