I Love It Though


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Nightboat Books
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5.5 X 0.4 X 6.7 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

ALLI WARREN's most recent publications include Don't Go Home With Your Heart On and Here Come the Warm Jets, winner of the Poetry Center Book Award. She published Dreamboat magazine, cocurated the (New) Reading Series, and coedited the Poetic Labor Project. She has lived in the Bay Area since 2005.


"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."--Jamie Townsend, The Boston Review's Summer Reading List
"With "one foot in the office the other lolling/ about the field," Warren (Here Come the Warm Jets) probes at what "lies between/ want and need." Amid the comforting concreteness of fact and the energetic forces of dream and instinct, Warren sings "of something that cannot speak/ its name though its signature is everywhere." Her poems are lean and energetic--most do not exceed a page--but they can be slippery and bewildering in their tight-packed complexity...Warren directs her aptitude for rhyme and aural texture to conveying the shape and expression of human desire ("we have nothing/ between gasps/ of great need"), as well as the political structures that have evolved through these hungers: given the tendency of borders to "burst open under their/ propensity for feasting," Warren encourages readers to "embrace your finitude/ as the end of accumulation."--Publishers Weekly