By Jessica Piazza
Existing on the intersection of darkness and play, the noisy, irreverent, and self-conscious poems in Interrobang take scientific “phobias” and scientific “philias” as their conceit. every one poem makes its personal song, the crescendos and decrescendos born of obsessions over anxiousness and lust. Encompassing various types (but ordinarily sonnets), every piece ft the road among conventional meter and modern sonic play, whereas a tell-tale center beats underneath the ground of the gathering, consistently reminding us of our shames, fears, and the clock’s unrelenting ticking. via person tales approximately love, degradation of the self, the redemptive strength of real humility, and the safe haven provided by means of artwork and language, Interrobang, winner of the 2012 A Room of Her personal starting place To the Lighthouse Poetry e-book Prize, illustrates how even the worst-case state of affairs of those pathologies are, essentially, simply extensions of the darkish truths to which each one among us can relate.
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Interrobang by Jessica Piazza