Ex Machina

by Joan Naviyuk Kane

“‘What could not be vulnerable in such changing / light?’ asks Joan Naviyuk Kane’s impeccable chapbook Ex Machina. The poems here are unsentimental and unsparing; they tell stories of theft, erosion, and silencing, and they detail the depths of connection across time and space and the wish ‘for the sorrow to become something islandic.’ These new poems of brutal insight and electric lexicon further cement Kane's status as one of the most important poets writing today.”

        Natalie Shapero, author of Popular Longing