Poetry. "In A FORGETTING OF, Colleen Lookingbill suggests that every soul migrates through versions of itself via myth, legend, saga, tale, fable. Within such storytelling, one can 'imagine all our habits of experience/listening, making their own arrangements.' Understood this way, the soul, like the poem, opens to an environment—a process—of pure possibility. Lookingbill plumbs the formal resource of poetry (lyric, narrative, fragment) to reveal the fertile void at the heart of the poem where 'happenstance is all light.' How rare to find a work such as this is, whose authority and generosity one can so trust. Here is a poetry that creates its own light source, opens its own portals onto a site where one follows 'love after love's iridescent path/back the way we came—open, unfastened."—Elizabeth RobinsonCover art and inside artwork by the author.
Joseph Noble @ Colorado Reviewinterview by Kate Greenstreet @ BookslutKevin Killian @ Third Factory's Attention Span2011John Olson @ Tillalala ChroniclesElizabeth Savage @ Jacket2