A Day in Boyland

Jessy Randall

Poetry. Randall's poems have been hung from trees, etched into birdhouses, quoted in library advertisements, made into rock songs, and sold in gumball machines. In A DAY IN BOYLAND, her first collection of poems, vibrancy goes hand in hand with edgy romanticism, to bring forth a dreamy chronicle of the adventures and misadventures of contemporary life. "The charm of these poems wards off the past and the present, to take up residency in a primal, post-modern future: Boyland, in specific, a world of misheard Bjork, pears erupting from volcanoes, and children flying up the stairs to bed. You get seasick just standing still. These are the poems of the alien child of James Tate, Russell Edson, Richard Brautigan and Lee Upton. Four thumbs up"--Leonard Gontarek.