The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void, by Jackie Wang

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Wang’s first collection of poetry features a surreal post-apocalyptic dreamscape that encompasses worlds wielding sunflowers and stubborn, unrelenting hope. This transgressive and radical work urges us to counter the  cataclysmic with imagined realms that push back against the forces of darkness, even if we seem to have accepted them as our new normal. Insisting on communities built of care and solidarity, Wang repudiates the bleak, individualistic crises we've doomed ourselves to, showing that with dreams we can find endless possibilites, breathe freely, and, like sunflowers,grow strong by reaching toward the light. 

 

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ISBN: 9781643620367
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Published: Nightboat Books - February 2nd, 2021

A Hundred Lovers, Richie Hofmann

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Hofmann's slim volume of erotic poetry harnesses classical imagery and landscapes for an intimate look at the depths of desire and love in a queer relationship. With only the details of technology and modern comforts to date its true provenance, this relationship not only plays out within the wider context of timeless poetic traditions, but such is Hoffmann's mastery of language and genre that his work often feels like it was written centuries ago itself.

 

 

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Published: Knopf - February 8th, 2022

Oh You Robot Saints!, by Rebecca Morgan Frank

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Through a beautiful consideration of human ingenuity, creativeness, and hubris, Frank's collection of poetry interrogates what "life" means in an increasingly automated world. From questions about what it is to create life and what it is about the machinations of humanity that make one truly alive to how, through the act of creation and the desire to bring forth something eternal, humans reach for a spark of the divine, Frank evokes a consistent sense of wonder that is also a lament for the human proclivity to wield destruction.

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Published: Carnegie Mellon University Press - February 27th, 2021

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