Little Glass Planet exults in the strangeness of the known and unknowable world. In poems set as far afield as Mumbai and Marfa, Texas, Gibson maps disparate landscapes, both terrestrial and subliminal, to reveal the drama in both the extraordinary and the mundane. Aphoristic, allusive, and collaged, these poems mine our various human languages to help us understand what we might mean when we speak to each other—as lovers, as family, as strangers. Little Glass Planet uses lyric broadcast to foreshorten the perceived distances between us, opening borders and pointing toward a sense of collectivity.
Deborah Landau is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Soft Targets. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at NYU.
Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar, which won the Alice James Award, Skirmish, and It Becomes You. His poetry has appeared in Fence, New England Review, and Ploughshares, among others. He lives in St. Paul.