Terminal Human Velocity - NEW RELEASE

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Terminal Human Velocity - NEW RELEASE

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A woman leaps from the Empire State Building but falls only a single floor before she is blown back inside. So begins Christina Olson’s second collection of poetry, a rollicking, richly imagined mosaic that pits science, history, and fate against one another in an attempt try to answer the bedeviling questions of cause and effect: Do we have power over the events of our lives, or are other forces at work? Who or what is in control? Terminal Human Velocity is a steady-voiced, multi-faced narrative of the human condition, mythic yet modern—keenly inquisitive, never complacent, and ceaselessly compelling.

Jan. 20, 2017 | Paperback | 82 Pages

ISBN: 978-0-9969816-0-6

Distributor: Small Press Distribution

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"It is always a pleasure to read poems beyond the scope of one’s usual aesthetics and to not only enjoy them, but to be gobsmacked by the surprising engines that make them run: a cop show, sensational news stories, a Christmas party attended by infectious diseases. As Christina Olson writes in her beguiling second collection, 'sometimes there is real sadness' in a world that can feel very unreal much of the time. Thank the stars in our modern, satellite-pocked heavens for Christina Olson’s poems, and the chills they give us as we contemplate what comforts are left."

Keetje Kuipers, author of Beautiful in the Mouth and The Keys to the Jail