Bigfoot for Women

He’s back, the old wanderer, that proto-dude, Bigfoot, and he’s as elusive as ever in the lyric wilds and shifting legends of Amy Pickworth’s marvelous poetry debut. For all the zip and multilayered textuality of her method, Pickworth displays one of the deepest, rarest lyric tactics: I mean, wit—not snark, not sass, not easy sarcasm or hip avoidance. I mean complex, good-willed, richly felt and joyful seriousness in her investigations of identity, gender, selfhood, and story. We may never capture the wily old wild-man, but in Bigfoot for Women, right in our midst, we’ve found a fine new poet.

–David Baker, author of Never-Ending Birds and poetry editor for the Kenyon Review


This book is a kind of enchanted thicket.

–Darcie Dennigan, author of Madame X and Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse


I read a lot of books, and a lot of them I actually like, but this one I love. It makes me want to grow thick fur all over my body and go galumphing through the forest like a grizzly-elk-man-thing.

Tell everybody: Bigfoot is here. Bigfoot is real. Bigfoot is awesome. A wonderful promise in the wilderness of contemporary life.

–Matt Hart, author of Debacle Debacle and Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless


Bigfoot for Women was released by Orange Monkey Publishing on November 1, 2014. You can a copy from Orange Monkey here or on Amazon here.

REVIEW by Melissa Adamo in The Rumpus here.

REVIEW by Joanna C. Valente in Luna Luna here.


4 thoughts on “Bigfoot for Women

      • No need to thank me, like to think I’m doing myself a favour when I write about a book I like! You must be chuffed with how it’s turned out, the design is just fantastic. Have been working on a couple of reviews for ‘New Walk’ magazine in the UK and loads of the stuff we get is from small presses. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but it’s really tough when it looks like someone has knocked it off in Word after about 3 hours of hard copy and pasting. Love how Lucinda captured the content of your book while managing to not overdetermine expectations of what lurks inside.

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