Ted Dodson's thoughtful and experiential second collection of poems.
“It would be too easy to say love vanished from the earth…” begins Ted Dodson's An Orange. It's a provocation to which An Orange wholeheartedly responds. Dodson's work reroutes essay, narrative, and confessionalism, detouring from criticism into bisexual desire and navigating modernity as fluently as it imagines speculative destinations for language. From the graceful realism of the opening travelogues to its final long poem, “The Language the Sky Speaks,” An Orange guides memory and affect into cosmopolitan forms: disalienating, expansive, and tonic.[publisher's note]
Published by Wonder / Pioneer Works, 2021