Forthcoming April 2018

 

"In Stereoblind, no single thing is ever perceived in just one way. Shot through with asymmetry and misconception, the prose poems in Emma Healey’s second collection describe a world that’s anxious and skewed, but still somehow familiar — where the past, present, and future overlap, facts are not always true, borders are not always solid, and events seem to write themselves into being.

An on-again, off-again real estate sale nudges a quartet of millennial renters into an alternate universe of multiplying signs and wonders; an art show at Ontario Place may or may not be as strange and complex (or even as “real”) as described; the collusion of a hangover and a blizzard carry our narrator on a trancelike odyssey through Bed Bath & Beyond.

Using a diverse range of subjects — from pharmaceutical research testing to Tinder — to form an inventory of ontological disturbance, Healey delves moments when the differences between things disappear, and life exceeds its limits."

 

 

 


Begin With the End in Mind

ARP Books, 2012

 

POEMS ABOUT CHAIN BOOKSTORES, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, POP MUSIC, and THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OFFICIAL TIME SIGNAL.

THESE POEMS FROM EMMA HEALEY SIGNAL THE ARRIVAL OF AN EXCITING, NIMBLE, NEW VOICE.
— SINA QUEYRAS

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND IS STRANGE, SEDUCTIVE, AND BRAINY. THESE ARE POEMS THAT DEMAND YOU PAY ATTENTION.
— EMILY SCHULTZ

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