My Zorba by Danielle Pafunda
Bloof Books, 2008
Barnes & Noble: An enticing second collection by Danielle Pafunda, My Zorba is a mysterious, memoirish confabulation of missives narrating the dark domestic drama of the speaker and one shape-shifting Zorba. Is Zorba lover? Sister? Captor? Uncanny double? And does the story end in a bloody accident or intentional poisoning? Danielle Pafunda is the author of Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull, 2005), and the chapbook A Primer for Cyborgs: The Corpse (Whole Coconut Chapbook Series, forthcoming). Her poems have been chosen three times for Best American Poetry (2004, 2006, and 2007) and appeared widely in journals. She is co-editor of the online journal La Petite Zine, a doctoral candidate in the University of Georgia’s creative writing program, and Spring 2008 Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago.