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  • Past Lives, Future Bodies

    Kristin Chang

    Kristin Chang wields the line break like a sword cutting through dimensions of reality and language. Each break offers another surprise gut-punch or gutting grace on the other side as these fiercely sharp poems turn and turn, Chang never faltering to rise to the occasion of these blood-filled verses. Chang, quite simply, can write her ass off. I read these poems and I feel like I’m discovering poetry all over again. Chang makes a spell rise from every wound, and I’m caught all the way up in this magic. Kristin Chang is one of the best emerging writers out there, and this chapbook is one step into a career we will all be transformed by. PAST LIVES, FUTURE BODIES couldn’t be a better way to be introduced to your new favorite poet. It’s Kristin’s world, thank God we’re reading in it.

    —Danez Smith, author of DON'T CALL US DEAD

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