COMING SOON . . . Darn makes a three-fold mesh. One strand of inquiry, all oration, seeks to reduce carbon footprints; another, all artifact, attempts to “unwalk the West, to damn Bierstadt’s flaming emigrant sky.” The third, a well, unveils generations of family violence still fueling settler colonialism. Fraying as it forces conversation between frazzled migrants and frazil ice formation, this long poem surprises at every turn. Meet a cobbler, a bookmaker, a toy bird. Revisit theorist Timothy Morton. Watch mothers navigate distress. Watch children dance. Circle, exchange, return. Join the carnie circuit. Decide for yourself if public joy is an act of subversion.

For sample poems, see Posit, Rascal and Barzakh.