I LOVE IT THOUGH Reviewed in Boston Review

I LOVE IT THOUGH Reviewed in Boston Review

Jamie Townsend reviews I Love it Though by Alli Warren for The Boston Review. Here's an excerpt from the review:

"Alli Warren’s keenly attentive new collection proves him wrong at every turn. Warren effortlessly blends the analytic mind and the swarming sensorium of the body into a fleshy web of connectivity: 'as an ear’s for / tonguing the open out / an ear’s for breathing / engine of thought.' These poems invite the reader into an uncanny immersion within the quotidian—akin to tasting the sharpness of sky color or watching song penetrate office walls. Taken together, their power rests not in the visionary aim of Rimbaud’s 'derangement of the senses,' but in the willful blurring of the material limits of language—a rich verbal synesthesia that suggests a collective politics of bodies: muscle, blood and bone. 'If I give skin syntax,' Warren writes, 'or touch a swallow as it lifts / that a finger might slip.'"

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