Joy Is So Exhausting by Susan Holbrook

By Susan Holbrook

Joyfully melding figuring out humour and torqued-up wordplay, Holbrook’s moment assortment is a comic book fusion of the experimental and the experiential, the procedural and the lyric. Punch traces turn into sucker punches, line breaks slip into breakdowns, the intense performs comical and the comical turns lethal severe. Holbrook’s poems don’t use humour up to they deconstruct the comedian impulse, exposing its roots within the political, the mental and the emotional lifetime of the brain. lots of those poems import shapes and resource texts from in different places – domestic inspection studies, tampon directions, poems by way of Lorca – in a sequence of translations, transpositions and transgressions that invite a extra intimate and significant rapport with the written be aware. this isn't basically a booklet, it's a chocolate-covered artificially clever virus with an impish experience of humour that would proceed to duplicate on your brain lengthy after preliminary exposure.

  

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