Bitches of the Drought by Lauren Eggert-Crowe

Bitches of the Drought was the runner-up for the 2016 Sundress Chapbook Competition.

“Lauren Eggert-Crowe paints big, gorgeous, preternatural flora and fauna in this small luscious package of poetry. ‘Hair aflame,’ there are pink claws and a narrator who claims, ‘I was a neon emergency.’ Bitches of the Drought will burn a hole in your heart with the glow of these poems that deliciously straddle the line between delicate and fierce.”
-Wendy C. Ortiz, author of BrujaHollywood Notebook, and Excavation

“Bitches of the Drought is Rocky for riot girls—all ecstatic anger and beat-him-to-the-punch puns. Los Angeles’s climate change induced, bone-dry summer is the perfect backdrop to an ambivalent end of the road love story, with its final moments of sad magic like ‘a cupcake atop a gazelle,’ ‘a panic of silk,’ and ‘a slowed glacier.’ A beautiful little book.”
-Kate Durbin, author of E! Entertainment