It’s Not My Birthday, That’s Not My Cake is a collaborative chapbook that features Carrie Green’s poems, Lori Larusso’s paintings, and cake. Lots and lots of cake.
The twelve paintings and poems in It’s Not My Birthday, That’s Not My Cake celebrate birthday cakes and their makers. Lori Larusso’s paintings focus on the cakes and their immediate surroundings, conveying the artistry of home bakers. Carrie Green’s poems interpret and inhabit the paintings, in some cases imagining the people and stories behind the cakes and in others allowing the cakes themselves to speak.
A grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women made this chapbook possible.