Literary magazine site The Rumpus published James Reich’s review of Dodie Bellamy’s When The Sick Rule The World. Here’s an extract, and a link to the full review, that itself garnered praise from The Poetry Foundation.
“Dodie Bellamy’s latest work, When The Sick Rule The World, is a series of biting, ouroboric takes on the bi-polar allure of sickness, a fantastic book of psychic bloodletting and cauterizing ironies. This is a hybrid collection, at once essayistic and anecdotal, shifting between memoir and fiction as though testing new medicines for maladies in and of the mind, the body, and the body politic. Bellamy’s takes on sickness, and very personal grief, suggest healing without sanctimony. You can trust me on this; I am writing from Santa Fe, NM, where Our Lady is Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes’ Safe, and don’t you know that she is also Emily Dickinson? Of this, more later… Read the full review HERE.