“Locating itself on the boundary between poetry and fiction, In This Alone Impulse is beautifully replete with silence. One has the sense that the world outside is still there but dampened, and being reordered and reformed by the particular and peculiar logic and structures that these syntactically inventive prose blocks have. And yet, despite the formal concerns these pieces seem remarkably human and remarkably painful, opening up the blank avenues of a lone life. With each reading these pieces change, seeming less and less enigmatic and more insistently full of lyrical human meaning. A marvelous and original sequence; there’s really nothing else out there like it.”
—Brian Evenson, author of Immobility

“Where are you standing? In This Alone Impulse bends syntax way back for maximum impact. “Take your head out of the toaster oven,” says Scanlon, there’s skin, there’s “we” and Virginia. Poetry or prose? You’re reading.” —Terese Svoboda, author of Black Glasses Like Clark Kent

“If Gertrude Stein ran track for Mineola Prep, she’d text these alert, convivial poems from the team bus.” —Joyelle McSweeney , author of Nylund, the Sarcophager

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