Failure to Thrive (Misfit Books) by Suzannah Showler

By Suzannah Showler

Dumpster fires open air shops and rotting whale carcasses; optical illusions and keepsake mori-all "coming to you direct, / when it comes to this Rube Goldberg machine." Failure to Thrive zigzags via extra, taking within the colossal photo throughout the lens of a pinhole digital camera. those poems ask us to lean into our senses, to "spend time loitering, slipping cash into attention's slots, / expecting the following significant pay-off." Suzannah Showler's debut indicates us how a failing international should be the positioning of aesthetic renewal instead of decline.

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