Poetry review: Ana Bozicevic’s Rise in the Fall

Around 2010 or so, a rash of nasty poems erupted across the face of American literature. Bitter with the force of first betrayal, these poems set out to disabuse their reader of all illusions, from beauty to love to poetry itself. Bad-attitude all-stars, they took full advantage of poetic resources to bust up poetry: they delighted in switching registers, setting up forms only to break them down, and peppering lyrical moments with text lingo and obscene slang.

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