bodys (Kuhl House Poets) by Vanessa Roveto

By Vanessa Roveto

Vanessa Roveto’s debut assortment, bodys, is a piece of beautiful strangeness, strength, and audacity, generated by—and degenerating toward—the unanswerable query on the center of poetic speech: What does it suggest to be “a person?” A dizzying hybrid of poetry and prose, post-human analytics and ribaldry, religious autobiography, and grim satire, Roveto lends exacting voice to “a most complex vocabulary of feeling-your-feelings.” Viscerally interested in forbidden states and suspicious of its personal wants, bodys is literature as high-risk, low-tech radiology, mapping the dim edges of id and identity: “Brain scans indicated the ethical heart and the disgust heart overlap at the brain field.”

Roveto’s sentences hurtle ahead with withering disjunctive strength, laying down traps of wordplay, tacking towards and veering clear of syntactical objectives, trying-on and sloughing-off pronoun positions with abandon. but for all its postmodern bravado—and irreverence, and common frightening hilarity—bodys is still abidingly hooked up to exploring the matter of a human speaker addressing itself to a different, and colliding with its personal otherness alongside the best way. it's the similar problem—articulation as disarticulation—that animates the nice Renaissance sonnet sequences, from which bodys is affectionately, and perversely, descended. what's bodys—what are bodys—anyway? A disorder within the body’s skill to multiply itself? A dysmorphic tackle the body’s experience of its fact? A dystopian imaginative and prescient of an international within which obstacles among selves and others were crushed by way of trade, surveillance, scientific expertise, nihilistic agitprop? “Last evening one of many women requested in regards to the dating among a physique and nobody,” Roveto writes. “It was once the gorgeous question.”

 

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