Flammable Matter, by Jacob Victorine
Jacob Victorine's FLAMMABLE MATTER is the winner of the Editor's Prize in the Elixir Press Annual Poetry Awards. This powerful book of poetry uses human immolation to illuminate our world.
"Victorine wants to bear witness, and to make bare his voice so that oppressed bodies might, before they give way, give testimony. He knows that his speakers are striving, urgent, and aflame. Therefore, he writes more than elegy, more than remnants of bone and ash; he writes his speakers in the midst of living, in the midst of living trauma."—CM Burroughs