Coldfront reviews Figures for a Darkroom Voice

 

At Coldfront, Mike McDonough reviews Figures for a Darkroom Voice by Noah Eli Gordon & Joshua Marie Wilkinson.

Figures in a Darkroom Voice reads as a searching, musical whole. Gordon and Wilkinson produce a voice that turns over new territory without sounding boring, mechanical or self-indulgent. There is somehow a gentle good sense to nearly every strange line they write. You feel like if you read this book carefully enough, you would see that it is actually an instruction manual for living a good life, one that only works if you fall asleep while reading it. You feel like you could invite both of them to dinner, and they wouldn’t embarrass you or your family, except that they would have to wear nametags so you could tell them apart. What could be bad about that?

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