USEREVIEW 017 (Capsule): Mythical Man

Jade Wallace/ February 10, 2021/ Book Review, Capsule Review

David Ly
Mythical Man (Palimpsest Press, 2020)
ISBN 978-1-989287354 | 70 pp | $18.95 CAD


Reading David Ly’s Mythical Man (Palimpsest Press, 2020) feels not unlike being on late-night Twitter, where text slips between gossip and discourse, where a quippy tone is an obvious filter for latent ennui. This debut collection is young and lustful, tech-savvy and oppression-aware. The poems in it that interested me most were the ones slightly removed from realism, that indulged a little more in imagery and other poeticisms.

Recommended excerpt:

Recite “Wild Spell,” which is written after Kai Cheng Thom’s “peat moss man,” aloud to yourself at night.

Jade Wallace is the Reviews Editor for CAROUSEL. More:

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