• How the Body Works

    ||How the Body Works||Chapbook||Sargent Press||2011|| Read here online for free. "Compositionally speaking, the formal aspects of his poems appeal to the intellect, no question, but the immediate effects of his forms are experienced as deeply emotional, occur more quickly than the reader can react to them analytically. As subject matter, too, emotional experience gets treated as equally important as, even as essential to, intellectual experience. He makes us realize that we’re able to have certain kinds of thoughts precisely because we’re able to have certain kinds of emotions. Rather than mutually exclusive, thinking and feeling are demonstrated to be inextricably linked, the larger implication being that knowledge based on omission or exclusion of the one or the other kind of experience is incomplete. -Poet Laura Solomon on "How the Body Works" (Full interview available here.)