For whatever reason these just did not and with me I received this as a galley from Graywolf Press and was happy to have been introduced to this poet This is a strong collection of poems that are driven by the injustices and frustrations of our current political world yet are infused with hope and humor I enjoyed the poet s connection with place and time You can close your eyes and place a sugar cube on your tongue and swear you ve tasted a star Gibson blends the natural the modern and the political with a tender goofiness and occasionally a bigger than my body ethos into this Little Glass Planet smoothie which he then body ethos into this Little Glass Planet smoothie which he then out into two clinks your glass All of this to say Gibson s voice stays with you fiercely from poem to poem Like a fireside chat with waydrones and horses Some of my favorites were Prayer for Nov You can close your eyes and place a sugar cube on your tongue and swear you ve tasted a star Gibson blends the natural the modern and the poli. The poems in Dobby Gibson s new book transform the everyday into the revelatory Little Glass Planet exults in the strangeness of the known and unknowable world In poems set as far afield as Mumbai and Marfa Texas Dobby Gibson maps disparate andscapes both terrestrial and subliminal
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Dobby Gibson Ä 7 READ & DOWNLOADFrom the everyday an unfamiliar umbrella a dated fax machine an abandoned
Steamroller And The Postand the post are all elevated as entries into existential conversations about usefulness history survival and magic Gibson s poetic narrative invites you in taking you on startling journeys that begin with for example simple observations about tattoo parlors and end with transcendental reflections on resilience AND RESURRECTION GIBSON S WORLD IS FAMILIAR ROOTED IN resurrection Gibson s world is familiar rooted in of a common yet conflicted America but also in its own way surprising vacillating between a reckoning with the past and a confrontation with the present Though many of the poems in Gibson s collection are solitary reflections ittle glass planet is about the reflections Little Glass Planet is about the we find connection through unexpected vulnerability and the most ordinary things I don t believe in the paranormal but I do believe in poemsanother system of haunts pulling the rip cordinside your headso the aperture opensto allow inlight Trace. E re going to be here a while Elegiac funny and candid Little Glass Planet is a kind of manual for paying attention to a world that is increasingly engineered to distract us from our own humanity It s a book that points toward hope offering the possibilities of a we that only the open freuency of poetry can create possibilities that are indistinguishable from o. ,