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By Devon Miller-Duggan

those poems began with a bag of kid's seashore toys--primary-colored alphabet sand-molds--and a quiet afternoon. They ended up desiring a spreadsheet to maintain tune of the 1st phrases. "Love" is the "L" notice for the entire disorderly abecedarians since it creates a thread with which to assemble the entire ribbons of paintings, faith, human cruelty, anger, and the limitless intrusions by way of the random that either buffer us from an often distressing international and buffet us with that very same world's consistent noise. as the right abecedarians have a extra orderly association with the universe just by advantage of progressing during the alphabet the best way it truly is imagined to line up, the "L" phrases shift and wiggle whilst the poems fun-house-mirror one another. finally, the poems achieve for peace with no tough both figuring out, or persistence, identifying that it isn't basically precious, yet attractive to bop with the monsters beneath our beds.

"I idea I knew my ABCs--until I learn Devon Miller-Duggan's Alphabet Year. The poet's number 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 so much non secular, penetrating, and loose. those are poems to discover and delight in time and again over." 
--Tania Runyan, writer of Second Sky

"Miller-Duggan's note video games are as shut as such a lot people will ever get to the 'Pornographic Priestess' of the Beatles' 'I Am the Walrus' reputation. equivalent components Scrabble, intercourse, Tarot, crossword, acid journey, and theology, pureed in a phrontistery mixer set at warp pace, her poems are tricky, repetitive, uncanny, and flawed in the entire correct methods, like anything Circe conjured as much as cross the time."
--Richard Peabody, Editor of Gargoyle Magazine

"In my joyous and difficult romp via Alphabet Year, i found exhilarating methods of placing phrases jointly; i found phrases i did not comprehend, phrases that may be used to sew and carry again forthcoming chaos, phrases I now hold like pets. Alphabet Year is a booklet like no different i've got learn. It dives with zest into the turbulent ocean of language. With unbelievable like it wrestles opposed to human cruelty, time, and dying. this is often a huge book."
--Jeanne Murray Walker, writer of Helping the Morning

"In Alphabet 12 months, Miller-Duggan exams no matter 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, communicate of angels, or comprehend if the holy abides in disaster--and as a extra quick predicament of ways, amidst darkish days, we're to make lives with our fabulous, wounded household. An bold triumph of avant-garde formalism."
--Adam McGee, coping with Editor of Boston Review

Devon Miller-Duggan is Assistant Professor of inventive Writing within the division of English on the college of Delaware. She is the writer of Pinning the chook to the Wall (2008) and Neither Prayer, Nor Bird (2013).

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