Match

Match

Helen Guri


Robert model has given up on genuine girls. Relationships simply haven’t ever labored out good for him. He has, although, came upon a (somewhat challenging) resolution, a brand new female perfect: the 110-pound intercourse doll he ordered over the internet.

Showing an uncanny entry to the voice of the rejected, unimpressive, emotionally challenged glossy male, Helen Guri’s debut assortment explores Robert’s transition from misplaced and lonely to enjoyed, if in simple terms by way of the more and more acrobatic voices in his mind.

Match’s touching, whip-smart poems chart the boundaries of the mind/body courting in decidedly digital occasions. Does our hero’s lovesick, wry, self-searching and infrequently self-annihilating gaze sign a few catastrophic aversion to intensity or a feverish (if unsettling) reassertion of the romantic impulse? Can something solid relatively occur while the item of one’s affection is, actually, an item? And if she appears like a man or woman, are you able to ever understand needless to say she isn’t one?

Equal elements love tale, social parody and radiant reveal of lyrical gymnastics, Match declares the coming of a bold, forthright and stubbornly unique new talent.

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