Debut poetry collection by Mira Gonzalez. Finalist for The Believer Poetry Award.
Mira Gonzalez’s i will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together brings experimental poetry into the internet age with dark, distinctly female riffs on ambition, depression and love.
I like Mira Gonzalez’s 1st poetry collection. It was poignant, intellectually stimulating, funny, and interesting to me. The carefulness and precision and control with which Mira describes intense, uncommon, painful, mysterious experiences in her life made me feel very close to another human being (Mira, I think) in a way that is rare for me and that caused me to feel calmer and less desperate/despairing about my life.
Mira Gonzalez’s brain spans the weird space between bodies stuffed with Ambien and food and light from porn on laptops in an anxious, calming kind of way, one concerned more with what blood tastes like than how the blood got out. It’s messed up and feels honest, open, like lying naked on the floor with your arms chopped off.