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40 pages
11 × 15 cm

Price: 50 lei

If I am a Silueta is from Melissa Buzzeo’s poetic memoir in progress. These poems have the sense of being taken from an ongoing stream, flowing onto each other and repeating to wild, cumulative affect. Body and psyche are tangled and aching, angry and tender. The silueta is the shape used – in recent memory – by Ana Mendieta, and present in sculptures of women found across many cultures back to the ancients. Collaborating across millennia, the silueta is both goddess and every-woman—the body is emptied, out-lined, echoed in presence and absence.

Fivehundred places is a press established by Jason Dodge in an attempt to bring new readers to some of the poets that have been so important to his thinking and working over the past decades.

With a single printing of 500 copies, each book will find itself in one of 500 places.

Each Fivehundred places book also features a Dead Scissor by Paul Elliman on its cover.