Fruits and Flowers and Animals and Seas and Lands Do Open
Winner of the 2014 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest, selected by Hannah Gamble.
“Michael Leong’s vocabulary is totally stuffed / multiplying in mirrors / scattered over hillsides / bubbling right over the top, and he’s going to give it all to you—he’s generous. He’s generous and funny and a little troubled—and ‘a little troubled’ is, of course, the most logical and authentic response we could hope for anyone who’s examining life and poetry and personhood and artist-ness. This book is so enjoyable—like I said, giving and funny, but also very unlike anything I’ve read lately. It promptly wins the reader over.”