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Liked her observations on every day life and how she manages to make them stand out. Paige has a talent for weirdness. I was never put off by it. I like posts who can use surrealism and make it seem like an every day thing. I get t.
Her descriptions and figurative language serve to create a warm world. In this world are many random, unnerving, and somehow true things. I liked reading it. I like reading into poetry too much. But if you love imagery, you’ll like this too.
Poetry is great. The ebook is fine, I am a little unsure of how the format breaks the original preparation of the poems, I heard it is different from the print. I don't think I lost much because of it though.
If, instead of a far creature, I imagine here an empty cage, then perhaps I’ve been blessed by revelation as originally intended, and tended to, in and by the baptismal poems of Paige Lewis as visible from their Space Struck, a work of thisness and anti-thatness. In a verse so propulsive that the forms therein dance in the before and after of being re-shadowed, Lewis makes of the beyond a proximity where privacy enters the pocket as a rescued oyster and emerges secretly as a smallness freed from size. In places such as these, urgency need not be restless, awe need not outgrow its display, and we need not slow ourselves to be overtaken by beauty.
I follow the author on Twitter and pre-ordered the book based on their announcement and a stellar review in Poetry magazine. After waiting for several weeks for it to be released and delivered, I was slightly concerned that I might be justifiably disappointed when the collection fell short of my much too lofty expectations. I shouldn’t have worried. This book is even better than I hoped it would be. Paige Lewis is a phenomenal talent and these poems are among the best I’ve read in a long time. I wanted there to be twice as many as are included in this volume, as it was over long before I was ready to finish. I guess I’ll just have to start all over from the beginning. I’ve a suspicion it will be even more amazing the second time through.
"Each poem another journey into the pondering imagination of Paige Lewis, a wonderful crafter of images drawn from space into existence. They look up and find new worlds, new lives for us to experience. Somewhere in the black that surrounds this dimension lies an alternate reality. One filled with dreams that stare back at you if the timing and lighting is right."
- Tim Heerdink, author of The Human Remains and Red Flag and Other Poems