Poetry. FULL BODY PLEASURE SUIT conjures a world too funny to be dystopian, and too disquieting not to be real. These poems describe a new reality—one we're already living in—where cruising through "rooms of memory" plays out like a video game, and talking to the person you love amidst so much noise and distraction feels like sending your voice through the void.
"FULL BODY PLEASURE SUIT is a knockout book. The poems maximize the performance of being, falling into the liminal spaces between reality and soft reality, between the worlds in the misty dream landscape and the brutal truth of day in full light. The book includes so many delights for the sensual mind, like 'a ten-bread grilled cheese / shingled like a mermaid's fin,' 'Cicadas at plague volume,' 'prosperity carved and constructed of mango,' and 'lipstick vanilla pudding concrete.' All of these gorgeous and magnificent moments are filtered through an ever-charismatic I, one who both watches and has invented 'The Magical Thinking Channel.' I love this book of important poems and I know you will, too."—Dorothea Lasky
Elsbeth Pancrazi studied poetry at Vassar College and New York University. She has been recognized as a Poets House Fellow and an artist–in–residence at Caldera Arts in Sisters, Oregon. Her writing has appeared in A Public Space; Best New Poets 2013, BOMBlog, Forklift, Ohio; H_ngm_n, and Sixth Finch. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
Author City: Brooklyn, NY USA