u know how much i hate being alone in social situations// by Stephon Lawrence


Softcover / / pp

ISBN 978-1-7330384-8-5


Whenever I encounter Stephon Lawrence's work, I know I am in for a vibrant active display of play with the written word. Lawrence not only delights in this play but offers you a piece of taffy to join in the sweetness of her poetics. Lawrence's u know... hisses words like "błœ błø dizz zst" after grand events in the woods, in the everyday and a8ing trash late. Will our nervous system know relief after what otherworldly truth she has illuminated for us? Lawrence's debut book coats the stomach lining, builds resolve to embrace the weird and screw the poetics. Lawrence asks in script, "". Heed her message, it may be the last luxury you can afford. 
– Jasmine Gibson 

Stephon Lawrence is a writer, and artist from Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of the MFA in Writing at Pratt Institute, and is interested in otherworldly poetics and the creation and cultivation of emancipatory poetic spaces for felt sentiments that have been marginalized, displaced, or estranged from the dominant culture. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Horseless Press, Queen Mob's Teahouse, GlitterMOB, Fanzine & other places. Her microchap, //GERMZ, is available from Ghost City Press. And her chapbook, //EVIL TWIN, is available from Resolving Host. Stephon is a recipient of a Summer Workshop Scholarship at the Fine Arts Work Center and a finalist for The Poetry Project's "Emerge-Surface-Be" Fellowship. u know how much i hate being alone in social situations// is her first full-length collection of poetry.