Zip, or Micrologytakes a close look at things we often overlook because they are commonplace.
Advance review forZip, or Micrology:
“Kelly Cherry’sZip, or Micrologymines a precious vein—very short poems. These are not epigrams but confrontations with the world, as if an eleven-year-old prodigy with the emotional maturity of her grandparents were constructing not only a voice but an esthetic in which it could play. I think ofThe Really Short Poems of A. R. Ammonsas an appropriate comparison, in excellence as well as in address. Both poets are exploring a genre that might be called musings—not ambitious or pushy, but simulacra of people’s thoughts, especially if they are lively, cultivated people.”
– David Slavitt, author ofWilliam Henry Harrison and Other Poems, L’Heure Bleu, Jungle Poems of Leconte de Lisle, Compulsory Figures, Octaves, Vidui, Opus Posthumous