Starred Review for "The Pink Trance Notebooks" by Wayne Koestenbaum

Starred Review for "The Pink Trance Notebooks" by Wayne Koestenbaum

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW for The Pink Trance Notebooks
 
"Concerned with self, linage, and the context of being gay in America today, Koestenbaum ruminates on the subtleties of the hanky code while asking why iambic pentameter has led to a situation in which “English poetry has spent/ 1,000 years counting/ to ten.” The work also represents a revelatory breakdown of person and process: “I always have/ the symptoms of a/ nervous breakdown.” The book is maddening, long, narcissistic, ridiculous, and amazing; Koestenbaum successfully manages long-form poetry’s requirement to make an epic of the self and shape that into a broader discussion." 

Congratulations to Wayne!