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ISBN: 978-1-62557-979-9
Categories Poetry

Human-Ghost Hybrid Project

Publication Date: May 2017


Ghost Human is the author of multiple mistakes and six past-date boxes of kaleidoscope perfume. Although technically deceased, Ghost Human has two thousand Facebook friends, only three of whom operate real world machines. Ghost Human was born when twin thigh gaps morphed into a pop up alphabet shop. Nicknames include “Ghum$$ “Stan Hum$$ and “Hug Host.”


Human Ghost is only half in love with your language. Human Ghost is femme and feral and curves artificial words out of bleating hearts. Human Ghost is past the point of embarrassment. Human Ghost’s areas of expertise include architecture and holidays. Human Ghost is not sick, but Human Ghost often finds itself under the care of doctors. This fuels Human Ghost’s desire for revolution. Human Ghost currently resides in Helena, Montana with a menagerie of pets and a quiet spouse.


Praise for How to Feel Confident with Your Special Talents:

These prose poems are the best kind of revolution: sly and funny, subversive and wise.

–Sarah McCarry, author of All Our Pretty Songs

About the Authors

Carol Guess

Carol Guess is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. Recent Black Lawrence Press titles include Doll Studies: Forensics and With Animal (in collaboration with Kelly Magee). Forthcoming books include a short story collection, Sleep Tight Satellite (Tupelo Press), and a hybrid collaboration with Rochelle Hurt, Book of Non (Broadstone Books). A frequent collaborator, she writes across genres and illuminates historically marginalized material. In 2014 she was awarded the Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement by Columbia University. She is Professor of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches Queer Literature and Creative Writing.

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Daniela Olszewska

Daniela Olszewska is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: cloudfang : : cakedirt (Horse Less Press, 2012), True Confessions of An Escapee From The Capra Facility For Wayward Girls (Spittoon Press, 2013), and Citizen J (Artifice Books, 2013). With Carol Guess, she is the co-author of How To Feel Confident With Your Special Talents (Black Lawrence Press, 2014) and Human-Ghost Hybrid Project (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming).

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