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Eat Me & Other Short Poems

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by: Alexej Savreux
Books with a 4 star rating  (2)
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 79
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White

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Book Synopsis
"Alexej Savreux’s Eat Me & Other Short Poems offers readers a glimpse into the somewhat disorienting world of the psyche, where multiple voices across various time periods crash over each other in a stunning wave of tremulous emotion, and everything from a broken relationship to the existence of God is examined. Readers are invited to enter into what Savreux calls these individual “poem portraits,” which resemble portraits in an art gallery. In some poem collections that utilize the painterly mode, each poem occupies its own distinct frame, but together the pieces help convey a larger story. In the case of Eat Me, readers encounter a fragmented multiplicity of stories. The reader’s task is to assemble the fragments, to accept both dislocation and disjunction of experience as part of the interior landscape that Savreux sets out to map."

~ Lindsey Weishar, MFA
Customer Comments
Posted: August 28, 2020
Customer comment 4 star rating
eat me & other short poems is a concise yet "uncategorizable" collection of poetry written by poet alexej savreux. i'm familiar with some of the poet's work and this one seems like a more restrained variation on something as chaotic and mind-bending as graffiti on the window. BUT the linguistic minimalism and poetic photography here is a landscape that resembles nothing specific but instead gives the reader a linguistic and visual and emotional landscape akin to a kind of urban philosophical paradise where poets once again grapple with real problems and tremendous ideas and notions. typical for savreux (a certifiable genius) to paint a painting that's as ambiguous as it is vivid and as emotional as it is desperate for annihilation. ultimately i give the book 3.5-4.5 stars but settled at around 3.6 or 3.7 or 3.8 but rounded to a "4" a solid and worthy collection from a poet who was a preteen and teenager when written and compiled as college student. ultimately without really signifying much but redundant ideological and intellectual denseness and indecipherable impenetrableness alexej showcases {if nothing else} an especially unusual poet suffering from an abundance of esoteric and cerebral notions
Posted: August 28, 2020
Customer comment 4 star rating
a book of ideological and intellectual denseness a poet again grappling with VERY real and complex human and philosophical issues at once looking for peace and vividness, emotionality and annihilation, alexej savreux is throwing mad linguistic photographs our way (a certifiable genius) but this book (a 3 or a 4 at most) is mostly a compendium of MUCH more concise meanderings and variations than the mind-bending graffiti on the window had to offer, and it doesn't signify anything except a hell of a lot of poetic prowess (although that's not necessarily a small achievement) and it makes for an interesting read and re-read and re-read and re-read etc etc