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A New Video from Nicelle Davis and Cheryl Gross

Nicelle Davis is working on a new project, and fortunately for all of us, that means a new video collaboration with illustrator Cheryl Gross. You can watch the video on our little screen in the upper-right hand corner of Contrary Blog. Here’s more on the collaboration:

Illustrator Cheryl Gross and poet Nicelle Davis create a grotesque peep-show that opens the velvet curtains on what Mikhail Bakhtin refers to as the carnival. The carnival is the creation of a second world—a second life—a second self. In the Circus of You chronicles a woman’s journey into her alternate reality. In the big-top-of-the-self, she faces her issues with sanity, motherhood, monogamy, divorce, creative / destructive impulses, appropriation, and ultimately beauty. The poems and images create a novel-in-verse where dead pigeons talk, conjoin twins copulate, clowns hide in the chambers of the heart, and the human body is turned inside out. In the Circus of You is coming to your town in 2015 thanks to Rose Metal Press.

Aside from gilding Contrary Blog with brilliant animations, Nicelle Davis is the author of Dear Odysseus in Contrary Magazine.