Naturally It Is Not.: A Poem in Four Letters
Author: Callie Gardner
Publisher: The 87 Press (2018)
Callie Gardner's debut collection Naturally It Is Not.: A Poem in Four Letters is a remarkable work written between the Spring Equinox of 2016 and the Spring Equinox of 2017. It is a work that moves between form, part lyric, part manifesto, part essay. Gardner's poetry here is a truly unique blend of avant-garde rhetoric, utopian politics, and elemental alchemy. A timely work that engages anew with 'the natural' and 'the cultural' in an era marked by the increasing irrelevance of the four-season cycle of the year under climate change.