Soft Skull, paperback
Publication Date: September 13, 2022
Publisher Marketing: By turns funny and chilling, these poems collect strange facts, interrogate language, and ask unanswerable questions that offerthe pleasure of discovery on nearly every page: How does one suffer "gladly," exactly? How bored are dogs? Which is more frightening, nothing or empty space? Was Wittgenstein sexy? With her sharp observations building to extremely quotable one-liners, the poems in this collection have an aphoristic, ear-wormy quality to them that's both ultra contemporary and offers a reading experience that is at once essayistic, aphoristic, and philosophical. Normal Distance is a book about thinking and feeling, meaning and experience, trees and the weather, and the boredom and pain of living through time.