Mosquito: Poems (Tin House New Voice)

Mosquito: Poems (Tin House New Voice)

Alex Lemon


within the culture of Audre Lorde’s The melanoma Notebooks and works by way of Lucia Perillo, Linda Gregg, and Jane Kenyon, Mosquito makes use of a literary structure so one can take care of severe disorder and restoration. Lemon underwent mind surgical procedure as a tender guy, and Mosquito turns that life-changing occasion right into a vibrantly imagistic, poetic autobiography. The ebook is prepared in 4 elements. the 1st half tracks the emotional trip of the speaker in the course of a grave disorder, meditating unsentimentally at the grim information of hospitalization and surgical procedure. half expands into the speaker’s erotic lifestyles, plunging into sexuality as a realm that resonates with either existence and loss of life. The final components discover the speaker’s international, ancient and familial, as he's remodeled by way of his trials. Lemon’s magnum opus is an anguished, observant, and resilient meditation as a lot zen because it is explosive, as scientific because it is philosophical and lyrical.

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