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Simona Blat

SIMONA BLAT is a student in the Poetry MFA program at Columbia University, and is the founding editor of the Brazenhead Review.

This Great Violence

In Mike Lala’s In the Gun Cabinet, action and feeling is dodged like a bullet is dodged before it penetrates the surface. Its serial poems are shifty figurines of experiential soot. There are no explosions because guns don’t do that, instead they spark inside. And their power—the stuff that kills—happens in the strength with which it enters space or a body.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2023

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