The poet Dot Devota wrote And The Girls Worried Terribly (Noemi Press, 2013), The Eternal Wall (BookThug, 2013), and The Division of Labor (Rescue Press, 2015). With her partner, Brandon Shimoda, she travels full-time and writes prose about the US Midwest.
Dot Devota's The Division of Labor, selected as the Editor's Choice for Rescue Press' Black Box Poetry Prize, tethers the eerie echoes of political and cultural rhetoric to a stunning and documentary peripatetic prophecy; "topic sentences" disclose dark histories and "insurgencies" are formed of storm and shame, vows and violence. "It is not necessary to leave the country," warns Devota, "The reader can recall their own behavior." The Division of Labor is replete with such counsel, among revolts against the patriarchy, love letters to the desert, assassins, witnesses, and an intense scrutiny of false systems.