110. Indexical Elegies (Jon Paul Fiorentino)

Although I like JPF's work, I've felt for a little while that he needs a change, needs to take more risks, needs to move away from his “loser” persona — and this is exactly the kind of book he's needed to write, to add more dimension to his oeuvre. He takes the elegy and plays with its conventions without any superficial ironizing — these are affecting lyrics — and Indexical Elegies stands as an intelligent, complex meditation on both loss and the way we speak of loss.

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