Peter P. Staff Picks
Imagine the novel as quasi-Twitter (or maybe Tumblr?) feed and said feed is run by an oracle--both from the near future but also somehow possessing ancient origins. With an inventive form and glimmering prose, Lockwood has gifted the future with an artifact from the brink of technologically-mandated selfhood we're now fast approaching.
"NO MORE SAND ART, no sand book, no masters." --Paul Celan
The latest collection from this revered occult poet, these unapologetically queer and radically defiant poems were generated, in part, through the poet's engagement with field recordings of extinct animal species. There's also a chilling sequence of poems chronicling the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a great companion for these end times, but also an action plan.