***Note: I received a digital ARC of Stein’s forthcoming poetry collection, What to Miss When, from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
I’m late to the Leigh Stein party. She made a huge splash with her 2020 release Self Care, and even though I eyed it often, I never picked it up. I probably will now.
In her dazzling new collection, Leigh Stein has managed to create art from the mess of modern life, with poems both elegiac and flippant in equal measure.
Whether she’s commenting on the pervasiveness of social media and its effect on our collective psyche or the vagaries of human behavior amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, she manages to imbue each poem with just enough levity to keep the reader from losing hope. I cannot recommend this collection highly enough.
What to Miss When is out on August 10th and is available to preorder wherever books are sold.