Dead Horse

Niina Pollari

“You will see your own skull.” – Melissa Broder

Pretty good blurb, right? These poems are visceral as fuck. They are also funny, though, and never heavy-handed as they traverse fraught territory: the body, sex, death, airplane rides and pop iconography and blood and bone. Reading them is  transformative and uplifting – in a “lasting brain-fizz” way, not a corny “life-is-ok” way.

Dead Horse was originally published by Birds LLC.



About the Author

Niina Pollari


Niina Pollari is a poet and translator who has previously published two chapbooks with Birds of Lace and Hyacinth Girl Press. She blogs at

“Finally I took off my bra

So many wolves fell out"

Niina Pollari, Dead Horse