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By Michael V. Smith

Nobody is familiar with undesirable rules particularly like Michael V. Smith. In his new number of poetry, he speaks to an intangibility of feel, or a feeling past the rational. Bad Ideas explores the inevitability of loss and triumph with attribute irony and tenderness. via this spectacular number of a remembered lifestyles, frolicked to ogle like laundry at the line, Smith remembers a mom who discovers a intercourse tape, a guy who goals of birthing his personal son and a girl who blends her child women into milkshakes.

Bad Ideas is a testomony to how an altered standpoint results swap, how tales could be recast. the gathering types itself into an workout during which optimism is a practiced paintings recaptured in desires and prayers and mixed to recognize the unknowable, the contradictory, the ungraspable: "An night consists / in 100 unchoreographed / dramas”; "I pull a Clark Kent / rework, dressed as a monk / in burgundy and gold gowns. i feel / this may defend me, however it doesn't”; "Dear Hatred, candy / Hatred, do you now not flow our enemies / to understand us better?” Hyperbolic and honest, this assortment brawls with the unquantifiable subject matters of kinfolk, loneliness and love.

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