Author: Nisha Ramayya
Publisher: Ignota Books
Staff Pick: "Because we need more rapt, wry, tender, attentive, intimate invocations to enter and alter the political sensorium. This is poetry as cosmic jazz, a deeply alternative prayer book, the thread of a singular journey into questions of gender, embodiment, rage, and history. Ramayya takes language apart in order to put it, lovingly, back together. As Emily Dickinson requires, this will blow the top of your head off."