Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake

Heidi Lynn Staples


Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake

Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake

  • Title: Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake
  • Author: Heidi Lynn Staples
  • ISBN: 1110000084317
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback



An illustrated memoir from the author of poetry collections Guess Can Gallop and Dog Girl.


Recent Comments "Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake"

love this book. the constant repeating phrase is braintongue-twisty enough to make you stop and consider it every time it appears, making you pay close attention to the short, wily passages. excellent

I love what this book suggests about shared points of reference, the tension between the generic and the particular in each of "our" stories, the function of substitution in the act of remembering/making memory, the way language soothes/fails to soothe. Her repetition that makes the reader stumble, troubling the seduction of memoir--not allowing one to get caught up in the story, but always reminding us the story is being constructed before our very take care fake bear torque cakes!

interview forthcoming at Monkeybicycle

I enjoyed the bold and suggestive idea of substitutions. The ease with which one is able to use a phrase like TCFBTC as a placeholder. The storyline continuity in spite of the overwhelming substitutions is the crux of this collection.I'm interested in this as a conceptual piece almost as much as I am in the execution. The memoir serves as the heart and the substitutions as the head. I was originally turned away from this collection based on my own expectations, which is a sign that I should look [...]

In the mid-90s there was a fad to write short stories that had parts of the story stricken out or the alternate parts of the story visible in the course of reading the story. Maybe this had something to do with hypertext? In any case, Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake is a very standard and short lyric autobiography that has portions of the book replaced via with the phrase Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake. It is a good conceit, I think, and in this case charges (along with the crude and whimsical [...]

Personal and Cultural trauma. Collective and isolating. PTSD.

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