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  • Man’s Best Friend

    ||Man's Best Friend|| Chapbook||Two Steps Press|| 2013|| Hand-crafted|| Buy it here on etsy. "Drawing inspiration from the Beats, Laplante's poetry seduces readers with deceptively casual language that speaks as frankly on subjects of love, sex, and the limits of the mind as it does on smoking, boredom, and dogs. Blurring any distinctions between emotional and intellectual experience, Laplante's poems conjure a reality that feels at once distant and resolutely real, full of moments of unexpected beauty from the unlikeliest of occasions - "it's nice to believe/ that wherever you are/ if you want one the world/ will simply give you a cigarette." "Brian Hitselberger of Two Steps Press