John Madera reviews e.s.p. in Open Letters Monthly
Much thanks and gratitude to John Madera for his insightful review, “Blast and Scatteration,” which is now online at Open Letters Monthly— I’m particularly delighted by his perceptive comments on some of my favorite poems in the book. Here’s a small excerpt:
Leong’s collection is a perfect blend of construction and communication where every device, every structure or “machine” is used in service of dialogue, of connection, of intimacy. How often have you read a highly-constructed, heavily-machined poem and literally laughed out loud? Leong’s poems, with their wordplay, puns, and self-deprecating asides; their appropriations, their colloquialisms, their interpolations of idiomatic expressions; they all delight.