Mr. West

Wesleyan Univ. 2015. 128p. ISBN 9780819575173. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780819575180. POETRY
Poems about Kayne West? Written while the poet is pregnant? It's an unusual project, but not one that turns into biography or hagiography or even a memoir of obsession. Saturnalia Books editor Blake instead reveals how celebrities enfold and inform us, how they can become markers in our most personal moments ("I wonder if Kayne knows that these girls are experimenting. As with/ rum" she says of a younger sister and her possibly mean friends). Sometimes we think, "Now that's a stretch"—and sometimes that's exactly the point.
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