“Wendy Lotterman is a scientist of feeling, here presenting discoveries with surgical precision. If it's true that 'no good thing can be saved from a three-legged relay with the bad,' then what forms the third leg? Maybe it's these cool, discomfiting lines, which invent a canny language for a 'weird, denuded universe' where 'the event postdates the mood it turned into.' The lyric mode of A REACTION TO SOMEONE COMING IN is intimate like an appendectomy is intimate, only your ex and your mom are watching, which definitely makes it better, even exquisite.” —Kay Gabriel
Wendy Lotterman is a postdoctoral fellow at New York University and Associate Editor at Parapraxis, a psychoanalytic magazine. Poems appear in BOMB, Chicago Review, and the Poetry Foundation. Intense Holiday, a chapbook, was published by After Hours LTD in 2016.