You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This
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Poetry

You Must Remember This

“Hauntingly fable-like and delightfully idiosyncratic.” —ADA LIMÓN

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A woozy logic dominates these poems: a heart can become a buzzing hive of bees, a rooster can trigger a series of bombs, a young man can embrace a city bus as his spirit animal. Yet in this collection—selected by Kevin Prufer as the winner of the 2014 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry—Michael Bazzett slices through his poems with a dangerous sense of humor. “Your humor is deft and cutting / my fingers off one by one.” Once dismembered, Bazzett’s poems can re-member us and piece together the ways in which we once thought we knew ourselves, creating a new, strange sense of self.

A meditation on who we are, who we’ve been, and what we might become, Bazzett’s writing is like a note written in invisible ink: partially what we see on the page, but also the “many dozen doorways that we don’t walk through each day.” You Must Remember This is a consistently slippery, enrapturing collection of poems.

ISBN:
978-1-57131-474-1
Publish Date: 
12/09/2014
Pages: 
86
Size: 
8.5 × 5.5 × 0.3 in
Weight: 
5.5 oz
Author
Michael Bazzett

Michael Bazzett is the author of You Must Remember This, winner of the 2014 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Ploughshares, The Sun, Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, and Best New Poets. He lives in Minneapolis.

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