HYMN: AN OVULUTION

Mel Coyle & Jenn Marie Nunes

This sold-out chapbook is available as a free ebook. Read or download the PDF here.

Praise for Hymn: An Ovulution

“Across from the title page of Mel Coyle and Jenn Marie Nunes’s HYMN: An Ovulution is a line drawing of Hera, her face set in an Elvis-like sneer. This visual reference to Elvis makes sense: Coyle and Nunes’ paean to Hera—queen bitch of the Olympic gods, cow-eyed and regal, dispensing vengeance from her peacock-drawn chariot—structures itself around both the call-and-response structures Elvis took from R&B and the blues, and the strophe/antistrophe patterns of ancient Greek theater. If this sounds erudite, it is: the poem circles around real and false etymologies. […] It’s a performance of matriarchy to make crowds go wild.” —MC Hyland, Rain Taxi

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Description

April 2015
Hand sewn
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cover with pink ink
Passion Fruit pink translucent flyleaves
Cream card stock frontispiece
Natural 70 lb. text b/w interior
4.25 x 7

March 2017 ebook release
ISSN 2373- 1648 Online

HYMN: An Ovulution was the second chapbook in the 2015 series from Bloof Books. Each chapbook in the series was released in a limited edition of one hundred numbered copies, followed by a digital release, and eventually a combination volume called Bound.

Excerpt

HUM < W > ME
her main reaction is blank bovine stare.
Hera knows where the $$ comes from. to give
her some idea of the landscape it’s porcine
February and the biscuits ain’t risin’
HUM < W > ME
down bondage and braille
HUM < W > ME
down pink plastic selfies and sluts.
the fogwitch goes in and out. in and out.
Hera’s left defrosting the ladder
HUM < W > ME
there’s another string of fur at her throat
HUM < W > ME
the fogwitch knows where the Dr. keeps
his other. under the matte black slacks
and filled to the brim with coca-cola
HUM < W > ME
Hera wonders did she eat the animal beneath
the fur. her lips and fingers are blue. she leaves
prints on the satin documentation. she leaves
prints where no one will find ’em
HUM < W > ME
corporate
HUM < W > ME
Syria
HUM < W > ME
and quit smoking. freedom is yours
HUM < W > ME
the Dr. ain’t in but he sure ain’t out.
the waves are on repeat today
HUM < W > ME
Hera won’t come down
HUM < W > ME
wild anti-pilgrims snapchat the streets
HUM < W > ME
it’s media day at the ashram
HUM < W > ME
the future is coming into focus. the sentiment
is not new and neither are the Hitler references.
the headline reads: Hera Sheds Curfew
(comma) Realizes Capital Gains
HUM < W > ME
in like a lion
HUM < W > ME
out like a lesbian

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Author

Coyle, Mel, Nunes, Jenn Marie

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