Join us in celebrating the latest publication from Pioneer Works Press and Wonder Press, An Orange by Ted Dodson. Dodson will be joined by Ben Fama of Wonder, and will read from the final poem of the book, “The Language the Sky Speaks.”
Published just this month, An Orange is now available for purchase.
A thoughtful, experiential second collection of poems, Dodson’s work reroutes essay, narrative, and confessionalism, detouring from criticism into bisexual desire and navigating modernity as fluently as it imagines speculative destinations for language. From the graceful realism of the opening travelogues to its final long poem, An Orange guides memory and affect into cosmopolitan forms: disalienating, expansive, and tonic.
Ted Dodson is the author of An Orange (Pioneer Works / Wonder, 2021), At the National Monument / Always Today (Pioneer Works, 2016), and Pop! in Spring (Diez, 2013). His writing has been featured in Hyperallergic, BOMB, Fence, The Stinging Fly, and The Brooklyn Rail among other publications. He works for BOMB, is an editor-at-large for Futurepoem, and is a former editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter.
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