Like Bismuth When I Enter
Author: Carlos Lara
Publisher: Nightboat Books (2020)
In Like Bismuth When I Enter, Carlos Lara engages in the purely creative aspect of language—its synthesis of dream and waking world. In these vibrant, hallucinatory poems, inspired by the element bismuth and its iridescent, surreal structure, Lara attempts to produce a collective surge of new imagery, new mind states, and structural undoings. Like Bismuth When I Enter captures that moment when the universe strikes one with the unmistakable reminder of mystery via the quotidian or elemental.