Author(s): Isabella Preisz
In this debut collection, Isabella Preisz explores what it means to exist in simultaneity. Across these visceral poems, Preisz recreates moments of adolescence, sexual exploration, shame, and disassociation to examine what it means to occupy the body after violation. She fragments language to display healing as a conglomerate experience of past, present, and future remembrance. Catching language on the boundary of formation, she exposes the process of recovery as fluid as egg yolk -- gooey, runny, and easily ruptured.