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All Day I Dream About Sirens

All Day I Dream About Sirens

By Domenica Martinello
Categories: Poetry
Paperback : 9781552453827, 104 pages, April 2019
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770565890, 104 pages, April 2019
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770565906, 104 pages, April 2019

From Homer to Starbucks, a look at sirens and mermaids and feminism and consumerism.

What started as a small sequence of poems about the Starbucks logo grew to monstrous proportions after the poet fell under a siren spell herself. All Day I Dream About Sirens is both an ancient reverie and a screen-induced stupor as these poems reckon with the enduring cultural fascination with siren and mermaid narratives as they span geographies, economies, and generations, chronicling and reconfiguring the male-centered epic and women's bodies and subjectivities.

"It's a marvel!" – Matthea Harvey


"Her poems are dazzling, exhilarating." – Electric Literature

"Domenica Martinello recasts the image of the siren in her debut collection, a brash, slyly subversive romp through mythology, folklore and pop culture." – Toronto Star

"Mythological sirens, mermaids, nymphs, and sorceresses proliferate throughout the poems, overlaid with contemporary 'female logos' such as the green Starbucks mermaid or the Homeric Circe’s transmogrification into Cersei Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones." – Montreal Review of Books

"The book works as one long brilliant subtweet to the Orphic tradition, to that long line of dude poets, from Byron to Apollinaire to Creeley, who mythologized themselves as incarnations of the god who charmed stones with his music." – The Puritan

"I wanted to appeal to an audience that didn’t have to have a literature degree to understand these poems." – The Adroit Journal