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By Alexandria Peary

“‘Go play!’ advises Peary in her 3rd assortment, and we do, with ‘a tassel of rain,’ with ‘dove-colored sounds’ and ‘starter castles.’ The topos is New England archaeology; it’s Colorforms and Legos; Charley Harper landscapes develop into interiors; we're overjoyed to already locate ourselves the place we couldn’t very likely get to.”—Caroline Knox, writer, Flemish: Poems


In Control chook Alt Delete, the reader is invited to discover unusual landscapes: a few according to the ruins of recent England and others following the architectural prints of the subconscious. The reader walks via woods packed with cellar holes, rock partitions, and lilac timber, and is made to consider humans long past lacking. Robert Frost meets instances sq.. Nature intrudes in unforeseen methods on household settings—and vice versa—domestic and business settings look in bits contained in the pastoral. Birds, one-dimensional yet surprisingly clever, flit backward and forward and rebelliously tape up their songs. The senses are completely mixed, resulting in unusual combos and sensory studies, to states of mindfulness and snowfall distraction.

All the whereas, the subconscious threatens to interfere, with its underlined locations, its seize doorways inside of usual conversations, the mazes it hangs up like “welcome domestic” banners subsequent to people’s mouths whereas they converse. The reader follows the first-person I via mazes, workplace areas, and coils of road site visitors, hoping for a few redemption, a few kind of resolution to all of the deletion.

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