Owen McLeod is the author of the award-winning collection Dream Kitchen. His poems have appeared in many journals, including New England Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Boulevard, Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry Northwest, The Yale Review, Missouri Review‘s “Poem of the Week,” and Poetry Daily. “Owen McLeod’s Dream Kitchen is a debut of startling originality, alive with both the relentless sadness and unlikely beauty of strip-mall America. With an astronomer’s eye for detail, and a carnival barker’s sense for the uncanny and absurd, his darkly funny poems grieve for what we lose, even as they pulse with the fantastic. Formally and tonally dexterous, his poems range from a lovelorn magic realism to philosophical inquiry grounded in the gritty details of contemporary America, with the comic ghost of Stevens presiding.”—Mark Wagenaar, author of Voodoo Inverso.
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