Jordi Alonso, "The Lover's Phrasebook," Interview with LARB

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Jordi Alonso,doctoral candidate in poetry, was recently interviewed by Lauren Kessler for the Los Angeles Review of Books for his latest, fully-illustrated chapbook The Lovers' Phrasebook, published 2017 by Red Flag Poetry. Alonso collaborated with illustrator Phoebe Carter to create this collection of poems that focuses on the critical importance of language in shaping our behavior and ways of thinking. Alonso's first book, Honeyvoiced, was published by XOXOX Press in 2014 and features poetic fragments inspired by the Greek poet Sappho. Read the full interview, "Dreaming of Uncommon Languages: An Interview with Poet Jordi Alonso and Illustrator Phoebe Carter," here.