Leia Penina Wilson

i built a boat with all the towels in your closet (and will let you drown)

Leia Penina Wilson’s i built a boat with all the towels in your closet (and will let you drown) is at once a love ballad and a warning. These poems are—at their simplest—about relationships, sex, love, creatures, different kinds (and degrees) of violence, and—at their most complex—about the limits of the imagination, of language, and about the power the imagination has over the body. These poems confront the shifty line between human and animal, and urge the question: at what cost the body. Wilson’s animal-human doesn’t intend to answer that question; instead, she lunges towards it and tears it up and begins again, and again, and again.
36 printed pages
Original publication
Red Hen Press


    Crystal Vega-Huertashared an impression4 months ago
    👍Worth reading

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