Pittsburgh’s own Caketrain publishes gorgeous books and a journal designed to “submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters.” Issue 06 features work by a record number of Fictionauts, including Sara Levine, Jayne Pupek, Michael Kimball, Forrest Roth, Brian Foley, Kate Hill Cantrill, and Kim Chinquee.
At Caketrain, we have adored Lizzie for years now, but her latest works are among her most incisive and attentive. The rarest of specimens, Lizzie not only acknowledges but engages an oft-forgotten poetic history of metric and sonic technique, all the while throwing her subjects into an unmistakably modern relief — exposing the heart, then dicing it into sharp and shapely slivers of verse.
As it happens, “You Could Marry Anyone” appears in the expanded edition of Lizzie’s Check-In, which Caketrain is releasing in 2009. Lizzie’s Shelf Discovery, a book of essays based on her acclaimed Fine Lines column at Jezebel, is coming out from HarperCollins in May.