In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, this selection comes from the book, Death Industrial Complex, available from Action Books. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Nilsa Ada Rivera.
Candice Wuehle is the author of Death Industrial Complex (Action Books, 2020), a recent Small Press Distribution poetry bestseller and staff pick. She is also the author of the poetry collections Fidelitoria: Fixed or Fluxed (11:11 Press, 2021) and BOUND (Inside the Castle, 2018) as well as the chapbooks Signet of the Voice & Sword (Osmanthus, 2020), VIBE CHECK (Garden-door Press, 2017), EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER (Grey Books Press, 2015), and curse words: a guide in 19 steps for aspiring transmographs (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in Best American Experimental Writing 2020, The Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Tarpaulin Sky and elsewhere. She earned an MA in Literature from The University of Minnesota, an MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Kansas. Her work has been honored with a Chancellor’s Fellowship from the University of Kansas as well as Pushcart Prize nominations for poetry and fiction.