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Like the “House Sitters” in the opening cycle, who imagine the life they might have lived in a wealthy client’s home, “a dream life, borrowed,” these poems allow us to slip into lives that might have been ours, for better or worse.

"Psychologically sparkling and suspenseful." Matt Hart, author of Everything Breaking/For Good & The Obliterations

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Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Broadstone Books
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Donna Trump
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chrissy Kolaya's website is subtitled "Fiction Writer, Poet, Regular Person" and it is the "regular person" part, I think, that makes the poems in her new collection, Other Possible Lives, uniquely enjoyable and accessible. Who wouldn't treasure a "Found Poem" about gossipy small-mindedness in a waste-of-time work meeting? What's not to like in Kolaya's acerbic "Author Photos," which starts out ruminating on whether the pictured literati have ever considered the use of a blow-dryer? And then, of ...more
Carolyn Davis
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Chrissy Kalaya's light touch -- brief mention of thoughts and actions -- complete the brilliance of her subjects. As with all good literature, the reader identifies with and has true empathy for the subjects. (less)
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Chrissy Kolaya is a poet and fiction writer, author of Charmed Particles: a novel and two books of poems: Any Anxious Body and Other Possible Lives (forthcoming fall 2019). Her work has been included in the anthologies New Sudden Fiction (Norton), Fiction on a Stick (Milkweed Editions), and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems, as well as in a number of literary journals.

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