The ever-amazing Ariel Birks (Jesus Christ Superzine) returns with her first poetry book in years (Red Square Desire, anyone?). Gentle In Carnations could be seen as a book of love poems, or sex poems, but is also so much more. An exploration of the pain of being in love and having sex, yes, but even more still. A look at how our consumerist culture exploits our desires. How our (not so gentle) car nation fits into this. A politically-viable book that can turn you on. People win awards for these sorts of things. 36 pages, (oblong) half-letter size.