By Devon Miller-Duggan
"I proposal I knew my ABCs--until I learn Devon Miller-Duggan's Alphabet Year. The poet's selection of either 'disorderly' and 'proper' abecedarians accomplishes a technical tour-de-force that demanding situations and delights, an adherence to shape that mysteriously unleashes language at its such a lot religious, penetrating, and loose. those are poems to discover and have fun with repeatedly over."
--Tania Runyan, writer of Second Sky
"Miller-Duggan's be aware video games are as shut as so much folks will ever get to the 'Pornographic Priestess' of the Beatles' 'I Am the Walrus' repute. equivalent elements Scrabble, intercourse, Tarot, crossword, acid journey, and theology, pureed in a phrontistery mixer set at warp velocity, her poems are tricky, repetitive, uncanny, and unsuitable in the entire correct methods, like anything Circe conjured as much as go the time."
--Richard Peabody, Editor of Gargoyle Magazine
"In my joyous and tough romp via Alphabet Year, i found exhilarating methods of placing phrases jointly; i found phrases i did not understand, phrases that may be used to sew and carry again coming near near chaos, phrases I now continue like pets. Alphabet Year is a ebook like no different i've got learn. It dives with zest into the turbulent ocean of language. With inconceivable like it wrestles opposed to human cruelty, time, and loss of life. this can be a tremendous book."
--Jeanne Murray Walker, writer of Helping the Morning
"In Alphabet yr, Miller-Duggan assessments even if we all know the area, and our language, in addition to we expect. via inventively paired poems, she alternately frames this as a philosophical dilemma--how to categorize the seasons, converse of angels, or be aware of if the holy abides in disaster--and as a extra speedy obstacle of ways, amidst darkish days, we're to make lives with our spectacular, wounded household. An bold triumph of avant-garde formalism."
--Adam McGee, coping with Editor of Boston Review
Devon Miller-Duggan is Assistant Professor of artistic Writing within the division of English on the collage of Delaware. She is the writer of Pinning the poultry to the Wall (2008) and Neither Prayer, Nor Bird (2013).
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