The Only Worlds We Know (Paperback)
Button Poetry, 9781943735600, 112pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
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Michael Lee's The Only Worlds We Know is a staggering debut that grapples with sobriety and survival. The Only Worlds We Know is a nuanced and tactile look at both addiction, and what comes after. Patient meditations on loss and the land where the people we love live and are also buried. An award winning short film of Michael Lee's poem "Pass On" helped to break stereotypes about poetry and pave the way for thousands of poets to broadcast their work in video as well as in print. "How much liquor can the body hold until the body leaves itself behind?" -- from, Out There The Only Worlds We Know includes poems such as "Just Yesterday", "Out There", and "Remember", that have been watched by millions online. Advance praise for The Only Worlds We Know The Only Worlds We Know is an "act of remembering like sharpening a blade until the blade is gone." -Terrance Hayes, Author of How to Be Drawn Michael Lee has found new ways to write about some of the crucial subjects--love and love lost, recovery and addiction, the bullet and the pill. -Billy Collins, US Poet Laureate and Author of Sailing Alone Around the Room