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Wolf Girls Vs. Horse Girls

Wolf Girls Vs. Horse Girls

"Catherine Weiss's poetry is unlike anything else I've ever read. They are simultaneously hilarious and devastating, with a shocking vulnerability that is both comforting and uncomfortable. This debut full-length collection tackles the trauma of adolescence, gender and identity, fatness, mental illness, addiction, family, and of course wolf girls, horse girls, and nonbinary dinosaurs. Weiss challenges what you thought you knew both about growing up and about what is possible with form (example: a golden shovel poem using the lyrics of All Star by Smash Mouth). Also, this is inarguably the most iconic title of a poetry collection this summer. And the multi-talented Weiss designed their own cover art! I can't shut up about this book."

Kaleigh O.

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Author Catherine Weiss
Publisher Game Over Books
Publication Date 2021-06-22
Section Poetry / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Kaleigh O.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781735886435

Are you over middle school yet? Are you sure? Catherine Weiss's debut full-length poetry collection asks, how does one recover from growing up a girl? Weiss playfully confronts desire, fatness, addiction, queerness, mental illness, family, trauma, and dinosaurs with shocking vulnerability and biting wit in this poignant collection about adolescence and after. 

"Catherine Weiss’s Wolf Girls Vs. Horse Girls is one of the most enjoyable poetry collections I’ve read in years. The key part of that pleasure comes from the poet’s ability to amuse and be amused about even the most devastating things… I can’t think of another voice quite like Catherine Weiss’s."


"Wolf Girls Vs. Horse Girls is all ode and fervor, it’s earthy, it’s sharp. it’s your best friend whispering confessions on the night drive and then you say 'wait me too' and then you both say “' thought i was the only one.'" 

-Jess Rizkallah, author of THE MAGIC MY BODY BECOMES

"Weiss turns every boundary into an expanse; builds tools from the shadows of tools and grows a new sun out of them." 

-Sam Rush, author of SWALLOW

"In Wolf Girls Vs. Horse Girls we encounter a voice of singular charm, authenticity, and force. Mirroring the psychic pains of childhood and the adult’s search for a stable sense of self, these poems unmake and remake themselves on the page, seeking original forms to evoke the bewilderment of living and longing in a body." 

-Jay Deshpande, author of LOVE THE STRANGER

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