Poetry, chapbook, 40 pages, from Bottlecap Features.
Singing consists of lyric poems that delve into broader themes and motifs inherent to the human condition – loneliness, loss, desire. The poems take on a myriad of forms – couplets, stichic, quatrains, etc. What drives them are their more surreal images and similes while simultaneously remaining grounded in what it means to be a woman in this world.
One poem begs the following question: “What matters?” It’s a difficult question to answer but Singing makes the attempt.
Loisa Fenichell’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net and has been featured or is forthcoming in Guernica Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, all these urban fields, was published by nothing to say press and her collection, Wandering in all directions of this earth, is the winner of the 2022 Ghost Peach Press Prize, selected by Eduardo C. Corral and forthcoming from Ghost Peach Press in 2023. She is the winner of the 2021 Bat City Review Editors' Prize, has been a finalist for Narrative Magazine’s 2021 30 Below contest, a runner-up for Tupelo Quarterly's Tupelo Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the Dorianne Laux / Joe Millar prize. She has been the recipient of an award from Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop and is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where she holds the Writers’ Scholarship.