Cathleen Chambless’s work has appeared in MPC’s 10 Cent Journal, the anthology A Touch of Saccharine, Kind of a Hurricane Press’s Best of 2014 Anthology, The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature, Jai-Alai, and The Mind[Less] Muse. She was a poetry finalist for the Bellingham Review’s 2014 Parallel Award for poetry. She co-authors a queer/feminist zine called Phallacies. Witchy, incantatory and viper smart, Nec(Romantic) (Gorilla Press) is full of love and death, politics and our fragile natural world. Chambless uses the rhythms of nursery rhymes as well as traditional forms to tip over the toy box of childhood, storm through addiction, and wrestle the elegiac mode.