Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star Reviewed in Iowa Review

Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star Reviewed in Iowa Review

Davy Knittle reviews Gracie Leavitt's Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star for The Iowa Review.

"Leavitt’s poems attune the reader to the frame of their viewership. Her “long distance thinking” informs a poetics simultaneously devoted to engaging and subverting meaning. The first and third sections of the book, entitled “Gap Gardening” I and II respectively, employ Rosmarie Waldrop’s concept of “gap gardening,” a mode of writing that cultivates discontinuity by bringing the gap offered by the margins of a poem into its body."