Rocket Fantastic

Rocket Fantastic


Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
From the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, a spellbinding reinvention of self, family, and gender. Like nothing before it, Rocket Fantastic reinvents the landscape and language of the body in interconnected poems that entwine a fabular past with an iridescent future by blurring, with disarming vulnerability, the real and the imaginary. Sorcerous, jazz-tinged, erotic, and wide-eyed, this is a pioneering work by a space-age balladeer. -- Amazon.
Publisher: New York, New York : Persea Books Inc., [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780892554850
Branch Call Number: 811.6 C1398R 2017
Characteristics: xi, 92 pages ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Apr 17, 2018

Complex, organic, astronomical, lovely. Each poem and linking interstitial section builds on the previous, creating a mystery/narrative about childhood, growing up, family relationships, love and selfhood.

from "The Sun Got All Over Everything":
The sun opened
its mouth and made a gong of the canyons.

It poured across the girls and slicked across
their Dior lenses. I put my tongue on it
exactly when I should have been tearing
at my clothes and lighting candles.
I got on top and let it find the tightness
in my back and open where my wings would
be. Somewhere my mother was dying
and someone was skinning a giraffe.
And I let it go. I just let it go.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at TPL

To Top