In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame
Reviewed in Library Journal
A close look at the rigors of our current cultural moment, In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame offers readers a way to navigate vital questions: what does it mean to be “secure”? How do we make art amid complexity? In Guez’s debut, readers will witness realities of income inequality, climate change, and the opioid epidemic alongside a series of reliable antidotes: art, music, humor, and love. “Have we made it across the vast plain of night?” asks one poem. No, not quite. There is more night, but there is singing, too. Rich in its sophisticated engagement of a “still life” series, dilemmas large and small, political and personal, are treated with generosity, curiosity, and a precise investigation of the heart.
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This is about borage and compline, anything to still the mind.
This is about money, the lack and the brine. It will be epic
To forth a family (hence the boat full of postage, rum, citrus and
Eiderdown for an eventual pillow). Never mind the reed and sedge,
I have a compass and corkscrew, two blankets to keep us warm.
This is not entirely nautical. A lot depends on wind and water, though.
This is also about blood-work, the pageantry of robe and coin,
How we faculty the ocean, re-reading the Odyssey alongside What
To Expect When You’re Expecting, but we’re not expecting.
This is about travel then. This is about translation.