Fat Daisies - Carrie Murphy

Fat Daisies - Carrie Murphy

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I SMELL SOME LIKE HONEY & SOME LIKE FEAR

82 Pages
6″ x 9″ 
ISBN: 978-1-941985-01-4
Release: October 15, 2015
 

Fat Daisies explores whiteness and womanhood in the age of curated clickbait. These devastating, dead-on poems reckon with privilege, selfhood, and feminism, roping in Sylvia Plath and Kim Kardashian for the ride. Murphy doesn't give us any answers to the hard questions she asks, but Fat Daisies' examination is fierce and funny enough to make you find your own.

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a must-read for every twenty-something poetry lover.
— Bustle

PRAISE FOR FAT DAISIES

"Instead of a moral, and somehow coinciding with the belief that 'all of us are terrible/ animals,' the book offers companionship—in imperfection, in self-obsession, in questioning. Murphy describes humans as 'effervescent in [their] constant reimagining,' and her collection spreads that effervescence far and wide." 
-Publisher's Weekly
"Fat Daisies is one of the nicer things in this world—both a fun read and invigorating." 
-Roxane Gay
"What does it mean to be a young woman in an age of heavily self-curated and performative social media? What does it mean to have privilege, to have luxury? How does a poet talk about “whiteness”? Murphy explores all of this in a fabric woven out of Anthropologie, Internet comments, bikini selfies, mean girls, Netflix, body weight, sugar-slicked hair, and ovaries. Murphy continues the road trip that began in Pretty Tilt as she tackles how femininity factors into the digital age."
-JD Scott, Bookish
terrific.
— Queen Mob's Tea House