How Like Foreign Objects
Alexis Orgera's poems perpetually, vitally involve the reconceiveing and reenacting of the means of intimacy even as they say again and again, I can no longer be myself. These are love poems between strangers who may for a moment celebrate and endure recognition; their voice is arch, angelic and at odds with itself, mercurial in its metaphoric riches, captivating in improv...more
Paperback, 118 pages
Published March 7th 2011 by H_ngm_n Books
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I found myself completely enamored with this book--Orgera seamlessly shifts between the colloquial to the surreal, and her poems take fascinating imaginative leaps. Every poem feels like a roller coaster as we plunge down and shoot upwards between her various talents and her fluid imagination. And despite the strange surprises in her images, the poems resonate with a strong sense of realness, of humanity.
"Alexis Orgera broke up with me. She did it in a book. The book was how like foreign objects. One minute we were dating and so intertwined and then I became a pit in her stomach and near the end we were banished from one another, Orgera tearing the relationship out of me like a hot knife..." Read the full review at PANK: http://www.pankmagazine.com/pankblog/...