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Dreampad

Jeff Latosik explores the line between the real and virtual in his poetic collection.

Jeff Latosik

Starting from an urge to reconcile the human need for stability with what's happening in a constantly fluid "now," Dreampad, Jeff Latosik's startling new collection, ponders whether an ideal for living is viable when we're not sure we can say yes or no to anything in a world that's growing increasingly ephemeral and entangled with the virtual.

These poems, however, are a salvo — or "protest" in the most useful sense of that word — a reminder we might already own a verbal architecture to express the difficulty of being alive in a world that can, could and might still even be humane, loving and habitable. (From McClelland & Stewart)