Millennial Roost by Dustin Pearson
What does survival mean? In Millennial Roost, life after trauma is explored though a mixture of poems and letters addressed to a mysterious Mr. Hen. Through this epistolary form Dustin Pearson challenges the tensions between confession and artifice, and frankness and obfuscation, as well as the terrible weight of secrets. These are poems that question everything, marking a search for identity in the face of the past with close examinations of sexuality, gender, metamorphosis and honesty, as well as the capability of poetry to express this fractured odyssey. Precisely observed, funny and multi-faceted, this is an eagerly-awaited debut collection.