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    Necessary Fire

    KMA Sullivan

    "'Bones can straighten with memory,' Sullivan writes. And it is with such resilience and faith in the personal that Necessary Fire achieves itself as a fierce and tender book of questions—questions that propel us beyond our singular and limited certainties toward the myriad lives inherent in language. These poems complicate, expand, and disarm in both their joys and contradictions. And by gazing through their flames, we are rewarded, perpetually, with the most human versions of ourselves—a reminder of how 'necessary' we can be when 'loving another…on the mouth, the way we were meant to.' These poems are gifts we have and will always deserve."
    —Ocean Vuong, Night Sky With Exit Wounds

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