Primer for Non-Native Speakers (Wick Chapbook 3, Book 6)

December 8, 2020
Primer for Non-Native Speakers (Wick Chapbook 3, Book 6)

"After reading Primer for Non-Native Speakers, I feel like I'vejust come back from a trip to Russia. Philip Metres's brilliantlycompressed lyrical narratives capture the grandeur and thebleakness of an almost mythological country, where a bronze statueof the great poet Pushkin now gazes out on the golden arches, andthe swear of a slammed door is more expressive than a mouthful ofwords. These are subtle, accomplished, shimmering poems thatexplore the nuances of being an outsider in a language." —MauraStanton