rating: 5 of 5 stars
Absolutely incredible book of poetry. Probably one of the more ambitious and refreshing books I’ve read in a very long time. The aesthetic of the book, I’ll call it the ‘obscene surreal’ because I’m not articulate enough to describe it better than that, is both inspirational and humbling in just how well crafted it is. I often got the feeling of visiting several little words inside a much larger one — multiple series of poems that can stand on there own but shine with absolute brilliance within the context of the entire book.
There is a theme of repetition (of images, places, people) but the poems themselves never felt repetitive or re-hashed, something that I’ve found to be incredibly difficult to manage.
Action Books has a real gem here and I’m looking forward to reading Glenum’s other work.