By Corey Van Landingham

In Corey Van Landingham’s Antidote, love equates with affliction, valediction is a touch game, the moon is a lunatic, and anyone is often observing. right here the uncanny coexists with the private, in order that every one poem undergoes making and unmaking, is birthed and sure in an acute strangeness. Elegy is made new by means of a speaker either heartbreaking and transgressive. Van Landingham unearths the instability of self and conception in states of grief; she isn't afraid to tip the realm the other way up and shake it out, assemble the lint and alter from its wallet and say, “I could make whatever with this.”


Wild and surreal, pushed by means of loss, Antidote invitations either the attractive and the brutal into its hands, taking into consideration surprising declarations approximately love: that it really is like hibernation, a vehicle crash, or a parasite. Time, geography, and panorama are known as into query as backdrops for numerous types of valediction. It quickly turns into transparent that there's no antidote you can take for grief or heartbreak; that love can, now and then, believe like violence; and that one could by no means recover at asserting goodbye.

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