SIMONA BLAT is a student in the Poetry MFA program at Columbia University, and is the founding editor of the Brazenhead Review.
In Mike Lalas 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 dont do that, instead they spark inside. And their powerthe stuff that killshappens in the strength with which it enters space or a body.