The Mineral Point Poetry Series • Release Date: October 30, 2018

Print ISBN: 978-1-948559-17-1 • EPUB ISBN: 978-1-948559-20-1 • Kindle ISBN: 978-1-948559-18-8 • PDF ISBN: 978-1-948559-19-5

Brain Mill Press offers Life on Dodge for direct sale in ebook and trade paperback. Ebook buyers receive access to MOBI (Kindle), EPUB, and PDF files, offered without DRM restrictions. Print book buyers receive a physical copy of the book as well as access to the ebook files in all formats.

Life on Dodge is a generous gift to the broken-hearted, a romp through an interstellar garden with the best of guides.

—Kiki Petrosino, author of Witch Wife


Rita Feinstein is a graduate of Oregon State University’s MFA program. Her work has appeared in The Cossack Review, Permafrost, Grist, and Spry Literary Journal, among other publications. She lives with her husband, who is a lawyer, and her dog, who is not.


Brain Mill Press commissioned a special 8 x 10″ broadside for Life on Dodge, featuring hand-set metal type and printed on French Paper Company fine art paper in a limited edition of fifty, designed and printed by letterpress artist Lindsay Schmittle at Gingerly Press.

The broadside can be purchased separately or as a bundle with the print edition of Life on Dodge.


AN EXCERPT from Life on Dodge: Poems by Rita Feinstein

© Rita Feinstein, 2018


When you left, there was a sound

like the scraping of a dagger

being unsheathed from my heart,

and in the left-behind hollow,

a red bat came to roost.

Good, I thought, because bats go

where moths go and moths go

where the light is, which means

there’s still something like a streetlamp

in me, however dusty and guttering.

But where its corona bleeds to black,

you can still hear it—the sleek shriek

of steel against bone, the infinite echo

of you pulling away.



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