When Minerva’s Knees Hit the Ground by Amanda Oaks (Free Deftones Inspired Chapbook)


44 poems | 8.7 MB | Free PDF eBook Download

When Minerva’s Knees Hit the Ground
by Amanda Oaks

This collection was created with deep love & respect for Deftones’ music. I chose 22 songs from their catalog & made erasure poems from them. Each of the erasure poems are paired with an original sister poem (including 2 collaboration pieces with Wesley Scott McMasters) & the titles of those sister poems are short lyrics from the songs they are coupled with.



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On Spotify? Here’s a playlist with all of the songs in the book on it & in order!



If you’re not on Spotify, click here for the YouTube playlist!


Amanda Oaks is the founding editor of Words Dance Publishing, an independent press, literary blog + biweekly online poetry journal. Her works have appeared in numerous online & print publications, including decomP, Stirring, Glamour, Elle, Parenting, & Artful Blogging. She is the author of four poetry collections: Hurricane Mouth (NightBallet Press, 2014), her co-authored split book, I Eat Crow (Words Dance, 2014) & her series of free digital music-inspired chapbooks. Mama of two boys & a multi-passionate artist, she lives in rural western Pennsylvania, where she attempts to adult but is pretty lame at it. She digs dancing & poems that bloody her mouth just to kiss it clean. Connect with her @ AmandaOaks.com


Currently working on: holyFool, a mewithoutYou inspired chapbook— if you wish, you can click here to get on our dance card, so you don’t miss its release!