The Kissing of Kissing by Hannah Emerson

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Looking for a new poetry book with unique stylistic flair? Hannah Emerson is a nonspeaking autistic poet who totally reworks the genre's foundations for her written voice. The result is a collection brimming over with emotion: here are poems that explore how love, physical contact, and emotion shake the foundations of communication. In that discord, in the desire to be heard, in the reaching towards perfect communication, Emerson weaves poetry with a unique catharsis: "Please get that you help me explode/ into myself of great poetry yes yes./ Please get kissing is exploding/ yes/ yes./ Please get that you need/ to only explode/ into yourself nothing/ yes/ yes/ yes.”

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ISBN: 9781571315496
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 8th, 2022