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By Corey Van Landingham

In Corey Van Landingham’s Antidote, love equates with affliction, valediction is a touch recreation, the moon is a lunatic, and anyone is often looking at. right here the uncanny coexists with the private, in order that every one poem undergoes making and unmaking, is birthed and sure in an acute strangeness. Elegy is made new via a speaker either heartbreaking and transgressive. Van Landingham finds the instability of self and conception in states of grief; she isn't really afraid to tip the realm the wrong way up and shake it out, assemble the lint and alter from its wallet and say, “I could make anything with this.”


Wild and surreal, pushed through loss, Antidote invitations either the attractive and the brutal into its fingers, making an allowance for stunning declarations approximately love: that it truly is like hibernation, a automobile crash, or a parasite. Time, geography, and panorama are referred to as into query as backdrops for numerous varieties of valediction. It quickly turns into transparent that there's no antidote you can take for grief or heartbreak; that love can, every now and then, think like violence; and that one may possibly by no means get well at announcing goodbye.

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