Fruits and Flowers and Animals and Seas And Lands Do Open

by Michael Leong

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.”

—Hannah Gamble