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Particle and Probability
Aidan Thompson's new sentences move forward at the speed of light becoming thought (sound) thinking itself. As reading, "traveling the distance of a book"; as narrative turned on its (literal) ear; as words taking place in the action syntax discovers might now be not only possible but probable, moving to enact what happens when mind's eye meets material/visible world of particular things head on. "A black bird glides slowly," as she puts it, "becomes voice, unavoidable and daring"--likewise the glide of this wonderfully daring first book. Don't miss it.
Aidan Thompson's prose poems revel in both chance and design, the seemingly infinite potential of syntactic "particles." At times evoking Stein and Picasso's cubism, these noun-populated portraits of 21st-century mind show us the interstices of the world within and outside us. A subtle magic draws us in toward the pleasure and surprise of intersectedness.