Poems About Aliens

Kory Vance

Perhaps aliens are friendly.

Maybe when a kid skins a knee on concrete, these purple-pelted, big-bellied bubs scoop them up in a soothing bear hug. Then again, aliens might be grumpy, tentacled creatures hovering in space like deities, dictating our every decision. They could be warriors on their way to seize earthly governments, traveling in translucent spacecrafts that cause earthquakes upon landing. Or maybe aliens are super chill and have a lot of nipples.

Whatever the case, this book asks one question: in a world where aliens are among us, what does it mean to be human? In his debut collection, poet Kory Vance astounds with imaginative scenes, surrealist world-building, and pulse-stopping reflections. There are also genital jokes.

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