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By andrew michael roberts

The poems in something has to take place next, if given the opportunity, may peer down inquisitively from a superb peak; they converse of quietness, namelessness, the reachlessness of affection, the fortune of animals and their silence, apocalypse, abandonment, beginnings, and endings.

Working with brevity and compression, Andrew Michael Roberts first imagines how small he can elect a poem and nonetheless preserve a few kind of emotional or imagistic heart. Then, published from this predicament, the remainder of his playful, unforeseen poems extend to fill an international with imagery, emotion, and sound.

What Roberts calls “simply a publication of small poems” grew out of his obsessions with time and disaster and love and abandonment—what is usually attainable, virtually attained, yet misplaced on the final minute. whilst anything ends or whilst every little thing ends, anything else should always take place next—what will or not it's, and who should be there to call and love and ruin it?

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