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Get up off of your bruised knees and remember what you were built for In her debut collection, poet Darby Taylor takes us through the pains of transformation. With inspired imagery, startling honesty, and an affinity for the hauntology of southern Americana, Taylor arrives with a bang. Control Burn begins with the hurt of Part I: Lightning Strike, purges and reflects in Part II: Wildfire, then finds redemption and triumph in Part III: Ashfall. Never sacrificing clarity, this collection sets itself apart in its willingness not to say the simple thing strangely, but to say the strange thing simply. This is a story of pain turned to power told by a poet interested in telling nothing but the truth, no matter how uncomfortable.
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