Author(s): Julie Doxsee
Poetry. THE NEXT MONSTERS navigates the cobbles of human monsterness. The image of a white horse in the road produces a sense of human belonging, while a domestic dispute fractures that calm, exposing a new monster. These poetic mini-essays churn with violence and love, healing and torture—one always eclipsing the other—and offer challenges to the limitations of identity. THE NEXT MONSTERS embraces the alienation, imagination, and catharsis that scaffold the self.