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By Craig Blais

An unsentimental and now and then disquieting first assortment, the poems of About Crows excavate self, kin, race, position, intercourse, artwork, and faith to discover the artifacts of a succession of traumas that the speaker doesn't constantly event firsthand yet contains with him to refashion into a few new value. this can be a publication of half-states, damaged affiliations, and dislocation.

            The speaker leads the reader throughout the fragments of a flooded city that grows more and more elusive the extra one seems to be for it; via a succession of Seoul "love lodges" that extra displace the outsider to unclaimed margins reworked into websites of inventive invention; via "galleries" of art, the place circulate, colour, and picture are renewed via ekphrasis; and during the realm of the metatextual lengthy poem "The Cult Poem," the place reliable and undesirable ethical binaries tangle right into a rat's nest of our greatest and worst religious ambitions.

            The poems and sequences of About Crows are marked through their inventive stability of the chic and the profane, of polyphony, syntactical complexity, clashing photos, cagey humor, and unsettling sincerity, all attempting desperately to connect.

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