BOOKS >>> THINK of the DANGER by Thea Brown
Surprise me. That’s what I want from poetry, and in her nuanced, beautifully cerebral debut, Thea Brown delivers a poetics rife with grammatical slippage and shifting rhetorics, a language whose revelatory linguistic possibilities awaken the page.
To “think of the danger” does little to dissuade its arrival—especially when, as in Thea Brown’s probing debut, thinking may be the danger itself.
Originally from the Hudson Valley in New York, THEA BROWN is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. Her poems can be found in Better, The Volta, Mississippi Review, jubilat,
TriQuarterly, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook We Are Fantastic (Petri Press) and lives in Baltimore.