some planet, by jamie mortara

some planet, by jamie mortara

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Poetry, prose poetry, paperback, 80 pages, from YesYes Books.

"Underpinning Mortara’s games and science fiction gloss, there is a beating heart and an aching vulnerability that is powerful to witness."

-Publisher’s Weekly

This is more than just anthropomorphism. Mortara’s poems are what Charles Olson, father of projective poetry, says poems must be: 'high-energy constructs and, at all points, an energy discharge.' Mortara makes the reader complicit in the creation of a specific planet among all possible planets."

-Chelsea Werner-Jantzke, Poetry Northwest

"some planet is a tiny cosmos in fevered conversation with itself. some planet is what it’s like to be a human. existing in one’s mind, in one’s body, in one’s world, in one’s galaxy, all tiny universes inside tiny universes all locked in fevered conversation. some planet is the coin in your pocket when you don't know how to choose. some planet is when everything is both itself and simultaneously else. jamie mortara is leading you through the woods by the hand, trying to get you home safe before sun goes down."

jamie mortara is poet from New Jersey. They are the author of some planet (YesYes Books) and small creatures / wide field, an interactive fiction collection from tNY Press. They hold an MFA from UNCW. jamie currently operates from wherever there’s free WiFi. some planet is their first full-length collection of poetry.

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