‘Tis the season . . .
“Thought-provoking and unsettling . . .
Another work of genius”
—The Daily Express
“Provocative . . . masterful.”
—Booklist (Starred Review)
“An immersive tale . . .
Reynolds’ structure is elegant
and her plotting is precise.”
a tightly regimented lyric, which makes this call to arms work so well.
Joy of Missing Out
Ana Božičević. Birds.
The antidote to fear of missing out is to instead take joy in doing so.
Božičević is fully attuned to the pervasive crush of the spectacle, yet in her
poems she navigates the world with a disarming sense of calm. Humorous,
incisive, and politically savvy, these poems aren’t missing anything.
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter
Aja Monet. Haymarket.
A community organizer and Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam winner,
Monet is both gifted wordsmith and someone who can turn ideas into
praxis. In this expansive collection she writes stirringly of transitions
from youth to adulthood, black women’s revolutionary lineage, and
bonds of solidarity with Palestinians living under occupation.
Tommy Pico. Tin House.
Pico further develops the voice he cultivated in his much-lauded debut
IRL, confronting his own reluctance to write about nature as a queer
Native American. Frenetic without feeling rushed, this book-length
poem puts “natural” behaviors under the spotlight and exposes the
liminal zone where self-identification meets cultural stereotypes.
Jen Bervin. Nightboat.
Experimental poetry has a reputation for being unwelcoming, but
Bervin, a textile artist and poet, has written a remarkable love poem
from the perspective of a silkworm. Her form—inspired by silk’s DNA
structure—and content blend into a meditative examination of the
inseparability of language and biology.