Imaginary Friend Press is happy to release Café Culture, by Grace Bauer!
This chapbook includes an introduction and poem by Marilyn Kallet as well as 18 of Bauer's fantastic
poems. These poems are what we always hope to find in our coffee shops through delicious voyeuristic macchiatos.
Here is an excerpt from the poem "Our Waitress's Marvelous Legs":
"My companion can't help wondering how far
up the ante goes, says he bets there's a piercing
or two up at the end of the, so to speak, line.
I'm more inclined to ponder motivation
and stamina -- how long and how much
she suffered to make herself a work of art.
For I have no doubt, she sees her own flesh
as a kind of canvas. Her body as her frame
and wall and traveling exhibition,
a personal statement on public display."