Real is the Word They Use to Contain Us

December 6, 2020
Real is the Word They Use to Contain Us

As the sickly boy dreams in bed, the shadows beneath his parlorcurtain are stirring, taking shapes inexpressible even in a child'sdreams. "Real keeps us silent," argues the taxidermied rabbit tothe young air-rifle that shot it dead. "Real keeps us still. Youmust never ask anyone if they are Real."For exactly as long as history, a secret peace has bound thehuman and inanimate worlds. But the stories of the other world arepushing into our own, and that peace will be tested tonight...In this collection of twenty-six poems and the unbelievablyweird happenings that link them, Noah Wareness steals electricityfrom nihilistic horror fiction and shaggy late-night cartoons tocreate a landscape of profound loss, vertigo and wonder.