Jessy Randall. Slumber Party at the Aquarium. Bryan, Texas: Unicorn Press, 2004. Signed, limited edition of 100 copies. ISBN: 0-87775-253-2. $12.00 plus shipping. Order online.
funny at once, Jessy Randall presents readers with a unique vision in Slumber Party at the Aquarium. She writes matter-of-factly of the
ruined future of libraries, a post-apocalyptic visit to Disneyland, and
the various failures of language. Throughout, her poems consistently surprise
and delight: they open the door to new ways of seeing, to alternate interpretations
of seemingly ordinary objects and experiences. They help us acknowledge
that our understanding of our world is always incomplete."
your elementary school friend, may think these poems are 'weird,' but
I'll bet you will tape them up on your mind's refrigerator."
"This is poetry
that captivates, alarms, and tickles by sheer force of intelligence."
and highly recommended read."