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Review of Emilia Nielsen’s Poetry Collection Surge Narrows

September 13, 2013

AUTHOR of SURGE NARROWS

“The heart has never surfaced more queer”: A Review of Emilia Nielsen’s Poetry Collection Surge Narrows.

The last poem, “Vernacular Hearts,” – I love this title – deals more explicitly with human affairs.  It’s also the only place in the collection where you see the word ‘queer,’ which jumped out at me off the page, a revelation.  Each paragraph/stanza tells us about a different personified heart, mixing dirty, mundane qualities with the profound, painful sensations of love.

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