Antidote (OSU JOURNAL AWARD POETRY) - download pdf or read online

By Corey Van Landingham

In Corey Van Landingham’s Antidote, love equates with ailment, valediction is a touch activity, the moon is a lunatic, and anyone is usually gazing. the following the uncanny coexists with the private, in order that every one poem undergoes making and unmaking, is birthed and certain in an acute strangeness. Elegy is made new via a speaker either heartbreaking and transgressive. Van Landingham finds the instability of self and belief in states of grief; she isn't really afraid to tip the area the other way up and shake it out, assemble the lint and alter from its wallet and say, “I could make whatever with this.”

 

Wild and surreal, pushed by way of loss, Antidote invitations either the gorgeous and the brutal into its palms, bearing in mind surprising declarations approximately love: that it truly is like hibernation, a vehicle crash, or a parasite. Time, geography, and panorama are referred to as into query as backdrops for numerous sorts of valediction. It quickly turns into transparent that there's no antidote you'll take for grief or heartbreak; that love can, every now and then, think like violence; and that one could by no means recover at announcing goodbye.

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