Poetry. A chair by Charles and Ray Eames. A painting by Paul Klee. A sentence by Virginia Woolf. Juliana Leslie's debut collection MORE RADIANT SIGNAL broadcasts its elegant, probing lyricism here, among the panoply of those who worked to house extended thought in moments of compressed articulation. With haunting, painterly logic, Leslie's poems offer a world where the equivocal beauty of algebra and the aerodynamics of paper planes meet "a windowpane in love/ with a bright whirligig" to show that "[t]he boundary of the sky is a touchstone for enunciation." Is there such a thing as an impossible object? And if not, how is it that after reading MORE RADIANT SIGNAL it sits there perfectly in the center of the room.
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Juliana Leslie was born in Cooperstown, New York. The author of GREEN IS FOR WORLD (Coffee House Press, 2012), MORE RADIANT SIGNAL (Letter Machine Editions, 2010) and three chapbooks, Leslie is currently finishing a PhD at the University of California-Santa Cruz.Author City: SANTA CRUZ, CA USA