"My poems are often dreams; my dreams are poems," Alexandria Peary tells us in her marvelous first book. These poems describe a world resembling out own, beneath which she finds endless off-kilter surprise and beauty. "Outside," she writes in one in one startling moment, "the driftwood struggled like arms & legs" and, later, a recorded voice "looks just like a piece of tinfoil lying in the sun / in which you could go swimming." I've long admired Alexandria Peary's intelligence, her evocative skills, and her gift for discovering in the everyday such dreamlike, frequently frightening, moments.
Buy Fall Foliage Called Bathers and Dancers book by Alexandria Peary from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 178mm x 5mm)
Publisher: Backwaters Press
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