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Ideas and reminders

Collections from Michael V. Smith and Elana Wolff differ wildly in their formal approaches

POETRY

Bad Ideas

Michael V. Smith

Nightwood Editions

Everything Reminds You of Something Else

Elana Wolff

Guernica Editions

MICHAEL V. SMITH’S new poetry collection, Bad Ideas, is comprised of meditations on mourning, longing, sexuality, and gender. Throughout the book are poems about the passing of Smith’s father, poems that question masculinity, and poems that strive for joy. Oh, and there’s a bunch of loveable dogs in there, too.

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