“what a morning [!]”

kim fahner review - debbie

What pulls She’s Having A Doris Day together is the sense of honesty about it all, the openness of voice and experience that weaves itself through the eight poems. What Kirby does with their work is important. The poems speak of how a search for personal identity is often fraught with challenges, but is just as often triumphant in the seemingly smallest of ways—from a morning routine, to a Sunday dinner, to the memory of a lover’s body that winds itself into the sensuality of language. This little collection is one that leads to Kirby’s first full length book, This is Where I Get Off, which will be published by Permanent Sleep Press, in Spring 2019. If what we read here is any indication, that book, too, will be of strong and certain voice.

Poet KIM FAHNER‘s sparkling review of KIRBY‘s She’s Having a Doris Day at debbie

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