"Tune into an inner world the size of a whole city, where the sound of time moving is a lot like the hiss of an audio tape being rewound and played back over and over. Here the speaker wants to hear: what's true, what's real, what's hers. She seeks the essential shape of life itself — an imagined, elusive symmetry — with one eye fixed on the material and the other spun in toward a private screen. Stereoblind is incisive, vulnerable, brutal, and full, ultimately, of love." (Damian Rogers)
"I hope you will read Emma Healey's Stereoblind, so when we meet in person one day we can talk about the many ways in which we are fortunate to have found this book. How it shifts from sorrow to laughter and back, on the same page, in the same line sometimes, then sends us out into the world better prepared for struggle, better attuned to joy." (John K. Samson, The Weakerthans)
Begin With the End in Mind
ARP Books, 2012
POEMS ABOUT CHAIN BOOKSTORES, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, POP MUSIC, and THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OFFICIAL TIME SIGNAL.
"Who needs a tightrope to stroll across Niagara Falls when you have the prose poem — pliable, surreal, infinitely hackable. 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)