Dissection by Nikki Thompson



Dissection is a journey through recovery that leads to transformation. Told in a straightforward voice, with just the right amount of details — unabashed, brave, clean, these are some of the most honest, stirring prose poems I have read.
–Opal Palmer Adisa, author of 4-Headed Women


Nikki Thompson’s quirky, intelligent, and moving Dissection begins and ends with breath. Her surprising and delightful metaphors take us from math and parallel parking to whiskey and toothbrushes to jazz “swooping to the irrevocable.” And finally, in the deceptively quiet but powerful prose poem series “Dissection” about illness and the changes it brings, to “Blood in Three Parts,” the varied textures of surfaces a wheelchair travels over, and breathing into “almost” acceptance.
–Judith Serin, author of Hiding in the World


Whether she is exploring her harrowing recovery after a stroke at the age of 31 or spinning unique narratives with mathematical functions, Nikki Thompson’s poems in Dissection are fresh, inventive, and fearless. Here is a poet who reveals herself in all her vulnerabilities — the intimate and individual, as well as common and universal. Prepare to be enchanted.
–Jen Siraganian, Festival Coordinator of Litquake

Rating: ***** [5 of 5 Stars!]





by Nikki Thompson

$12.49, paper

Nikki Thompson is a poet, book artist (aka Deconstructed Artichoke Press), and happily failed architect. She fled Southern California for UC Berkeley, where she earned a degree in architecture and edited Berkeley Fiction Review. She remained in the Bay Area and earned her MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts in 2002. Her work has appeared in Mason’s Road, Cobalt Review and Eleven Eleven. She is a runner-up for the Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize and a nominee for a Pushcart Prize. She currently resides in Sacramento, California, with her husband and daughter. Her website is www.deconstructedartichokepress.com.

Rating: ***** [5 of 5 Stars!]


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