A Future Perfect (Paperback)
operates, like a zoetrope, on the logic of the persistence of vision, joining the successive repetition of absence and presence. Like the sound of rain on a surreal windowpane, these poems constellate between the symbolic order of dreams and the imaginative space of figurative meaning - yet always tethered by the felt sense of being-in-the-world. Wonder is encountered in the ordinary bending of time, discovering what it means to be seen as two things at once; what it means to say "hello, world "; and how to embrace the gene loss, simultaneously. Here we perceive orbs of light and shadow, entoptic visions collected in luminous masses that taper into peaks, swell into waves, and dip into concave husks - covering a variegated surface, a topography of uncertainty that transverses sky, ocean, landscape, organic hollows, canvas, and architecture - a territory upon which interiority and exteriority merge.
About the Author
Razielle Aigen is the author of three chapbooks to date, and has published poems, essays, and interviews in both print and online publications across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She has been the recipient of a Research and Creation grant awarded by Canada Council for the Arts. Razielle holds a B.A. in Contemporary Studies and History from the University of King's College-Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at New York University.