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Watching the Windows Sleep
Tantra Bensko

Watching the Windows Sleep, by Tantra Bensko

Tantra Bensko produces texts which skim along the liminal, stitching together scrims of the thin business of the daily. This book is a blend of fiction, poetry, and photographs working together to contain both the reality of the surreal and the surreality of the real. This book was reviewed by Kyle Muntz at Calliope Nerve, by Lynn Alexander at Full of Crow, by Alex Thornber at The Short Review and by Bebe Barefoot at Alabama Writers’ Forum. An excerpt:

from The Terrace Steps

The rest of the story shall go unexplained, but the steps were the first token of my affection for the birds, and we shall end there. They became being. Nothing else really mattered at the time, and the steps were the most beautiful rocks I could find in the quarries of the imagination, the shapes being suggestive of alterations in the seamless. The rocks never spoke to me directly, but they called to me in another time, and often their names were apparent in a kind of transparent liquid sensation that would take me over each time I discovered a name I couldn't understand in words.

—Tantra Bensko

52 pages. $10, includes standard shipping within the Continental USA.


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