Kristen Steenbeeke: A Review of “I Take Back the Sponge Cake”
I Take Back the Spongecake: A Lyrical Choose-Your-Own Adventure
Loren Erdrich and Sierra Nelson
Rose Metal Press, 2012
At the Poetry Northwest Community page, Kristen Steenbeeke reviews a recent collaboration between visual artist Loren Erdrich and recent Poetry Northwest contributor Sierra Nelson. Further results of their collaboration appear as Invisible Seeing Machine. From the review:
The poems are like tiny jigsaws in themselves, connected by choose-your-own-adventure snippets, such as “____ the night from day, O dreamers,” with the option to choose “Rest: to repose” or “Wrest: to take by force.” Depending on the reader’s choice of homonym, they are led to another page, another poem, another of Erdrich’s whimsically sad watercolors.