Image of Everything Here by Billie Swift

Everything Here by Billie Swift

$12.00

Title: Everything Here
Author: Billie Swift
ISBN: 978-1-943977-62-8
Publication Date: 09/19/2019
Retail Price: $12.00
5.83 x 8.27” Paperback; 34 Pages
Distributed by Ingram and Sibling Rivalry Press
Author is available for appearances and interviews
Publisher Contact: info@siblingrivalrypress.com
Trade, library, and educational discounts available
Desk copies available for educators
Download the Press Sheet

---

BILLIE SWIFT’s Everything Here meditates on the mythologies of the banal with a calibrated ambivalence. The “here” of Swift’s poems rebuffs and bolsters the eye’s ability to document, the body’s ability to believe the swelter of its sensate world: “Compare this to flight. / The flight will be my hand / pushing through the dark, / the feel of nothing / against my palm.” The speakers “hold [their] mutual / eternities, [their] shared bits of air,” unafraid to point toward your favorite star and proclaim it less than alive. Swift’s poems share a fabulous muzzle, parsing one hundred tabletops, one hundred jays, one hundred trees, in sharp, precise language. Everything Here is a lissome spell for an othered quotidian, each poem a way to “stay / still, wanting to be that important.”

PRAISE FOR EVERYTHING HERE

EVERYTHING HERE reminds us that a stanza is a room, and from room to room we walk through this house of the book with all of its windows and swarming shadows. A restless witness lives here, recording the world around us as she names then renames its objects, transforming what was once familiar into something peculiar: 'The bird will be / a blue colored pencil.' Billie Swift encourages the reader to pick up the bird and draw in the white space of the poems, in the starkly unsaid, which hovers like a strange atmosphere though it is never estranging, 'hum of cool and clock. The click / of dog.' These poems carry whatever longings were there in that far off field bringing them here closer to you.” —Carolina Ebeid, author of You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior

---

BILLIE SWIFT lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is the owner and operator of Open Books: A Poem Emporium. She received an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

Image of Everything Here by Billie Swift Image of Everything Here by Billie Swift Image of Everything Here by Billie Swift Image of Everything Here by Billie Swift
Image of God's Boy by Andrew Hahn Image of God's Boy by Andrew Hahn
God's Boy by Andrew Hahn
$12.00
Image of Breath of Eden by James Kangas Image of Breath of Eden by James Kangas
Breath of Eden by James Kangas
$12.00
Image of Star Map with Action Figures by Carl Phillips Image of Star Map with Action Figures by Carl Phillips
Star Map with Action Figures by Carl Phillips
$12.00
Image of I Miss You, Delicate (THE SAD, SWEET ONE) by Baruch Porras-Hernandez Image of I Miss You, Delicate (THE SAD, SWEET ONE) by Baruch Porras-Hernandez
I Miss You, Delicate (THE SAD, SWEET ONE) by Baruch Porras-Hernandez
$12.00
Image of Lovers of the Deep-Fried Circle (THE FUNNY ONE) by Baruch Porras-Hernandez Image of Lovers of the Deep-Fried Circle (THE FUNNY ONE) by Baruch Porras-Hernandez
Lovers of the Deep-Fried Circle (THE FUNNY ONE) by Baruch Porras-Hernandez
$12.00
Image of the specimen's apology by George Abraham Image of the specimen's apology by George Abraham
the specimen's apology by George Abraham
$15.00
Image of Revelations by Ruben Quesada Image of Revelations by Ruben Quesada
Revelations by Ruben Quesada
$10.00
Image of Corporal Muse by Allison E. Joseph Image of Corporal Muse by Allison E. Joseph
Corporal Muse by Allison E. Joseph
$12.00
Image of Where Wind Meets Wing by Anthony Frame Image of Where Wind Meets Wing by Anthony Frame
Where Wind Meets Wing by Anthony Frame
$10.00
Image of Tourist by Bryan Borland Image of Tourist by Bryan Borland
Tourist by Bryan Borland
$10.00
Image of Revisions by Eric Tran Image of Revisions by Eric Tran
Revisions by Eric Tran
$12.00
Image of Touched by Luther Hughes Image of Touched by Luther Hughes
Touched by Luther Hughes
$12.00
Image of Death by Sex Machine by Franny Choi Image of Death by Sex Machine by Franny Choi
Death by Sex Machine by Franny Choi
$12.00
Image of Tertulia by Seth Pennington Image of Tertulia by Seth Pennington
Tertulia by Seth Pennington
$10.00
Image of Portrait of the Alcoholic by Kaveh Akbar Image of Portrait of the Alcoholic by Kaveh Akbar
Portrait of the Alcoholic by Kaveh Akbar
$12.00
Image of Adventures in Property Management by Chelsea Werner-Jatzke Image of Adventures in Property Management by Chelsea Werner-Jatzke
Adventures in Property Management by Chelsea Werner-Jatzke
$12.00
Image of In Whatever Light Left to Us by Jessica Jacobs Image of In Whatever Light Left to Us by Jessica Jacobs
In Whatever Light Left to Us by Jessica Jacobs
$12.00
Image of All the Rage by sam sax Image of All the Rage by sam sax
All the Rage by sam sax
$12.00
Image of Tonight, We Fuck the Trailer Park Out of Each Other by C. Russell Price
Tonight, We Fuck the Trailer Park Out of Each Other by C. Russell Price
$12.00
Image of The Evolution of Parasites by Emily Jaeger with Illustrations by Robin Levine Image of The Evolution of Parasites by Emily Jaeger with Illustrations by Robin Levine
The Evolution of Parasites by Emily Jaeger with Illustrations by Robin Levine
$12.00
Image of Sad Girl Poems by Christopher Soto Image of Sad Girl Poems by Christopher Soto
Sad Girl Poems by Christopher Soto
$10.00
Image of ALA Over the Rainbow Title! Hook by Peter LaBerge Image of ALA Over the Rainbow Title! Hook by Peter LaBerge
ALA Over the Rainbow Title! Hook by Peter LaBerge
$12.00
Image of Top 10 ALA Over the Rainbow Title! When the Only Light Is Fire by Saeed Jones Image of Top 10 ALA Over the Rainbow Title! When the Only Light Is Fire by Saeed Jones
Top 10 ALA Over the Rainbow Title! When the Only Light Is Fire by Saeed Jones
$12.00
Image of Brit Lit by D. Gilson Image of Brit Lit by D. Gilson
Brit Lit by D. Gilson
$12.00
Image of I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On by Khadijah Queen (DIGITAL CHAPBOOK) Image of I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On by Khadijah Queen (DIGITAL CHAPBOOK)
I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On by Khadijah Queen (DIGITAL CHAPBOOK)
$3.00
Image of SRP $10 CLASSIC! Fat Girl by Jessie Carty FREE U.S. SHIPPING! Image of SRP $10 CLASSIC! Fat Girl by Jessie Carty FREE U.S. SHIPPING!
SRP $10 CLASSIC! Fat Girl by Jessie Carty FREE U.S. SHIPPING!
$10.00
Image of Gay Boys Write Straight Porn: A Digital Chapbook from D. Period & Will Stockton
Gay Boys Write Straight Porn: A Digital Chapbook from D. Period & Will Stockton
$0.25
Image of FINAL PRINT RUN! ALA Over the Rainbow Title: Burnings by Ocean Vuong Image of FINAL PRINT RUN! ALA Over the Rainbow Title: Burnings by Ocean Vuong
FINAL PRINT RUN! ALA Over the Rainbow Title: Burnings by Ocean Vuong
$10.80 — Sold out
Image of To the One Who Raped Me by Dustin Brookshire Image of To the One Who Raped Me by Dustin Brookshire
To the One Who Raped Me by Dustin Brookshire
$10.80
Image of Close by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal: an SRP Digital Chapbook (eBook)
Close by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal: an SRP Digital Chapbook (eBook)
$1.00
Image of Fag Hag - A Scandalous Chapbook of Fabulously-Codependent Poetry
Fag Hag - A Scandalous Chapbook of Fabulously-Codependent Poetry
$10.80 — Sold out
You might also like