"Veronica Schorr's Conscious Blue is a book of self-revealing- not of self-discovery, but of discovery of how the self is seen. Consequently, it is also a book of other-revealing. And Schorr reveals with a keen eye. These are thoughtful poems, rooted to an uncommon depth in love, and salutary in a moment when a good deal of what has been called love has proven itself to be shallow." -Shane McCrae, author of Sometimes I Never Suffered and The Gilded Auction Block
"Veronica Schorr's poems are kaleidoscopes. Patterns form, shift, and shatter, revealing intensely-hued facets of human connection. She nails the angsty attachment of teens and elders, the awfulness of office banter, the itchy weight of being young, female, and constantly under scrutiny. Most of all, though, these poems strike me with the brilliant queer epiphanies of coming to know one's brightest self though love." -V. Penelope Pelizzon, author of Of Vinegar Of Pearl and Whose Flesh Is Flame, Whose Bone is Time
"It is rare, indeed, for a debut book to contain more than a few wonderful poems and equally rare to discover a voice that is both unique and infinitely human. This book happily shatters both of these notions. It's quite amazing how Veronica Schorr continually reinvents, from poem to poem, herself as poet. And while her poems are centered, have gravity and are grounded in the real world, they are filled with the unexpected and often arrive at a new and heartfelt vision of the world. This is only the beginning of an important voice; you should listen." -Bruce Cohen, author of Imminent Disappearances, Impossible Numbers & Panoramic X-Rays
"This debut works with every breath to affirm the power of love. Sometimes narrative, wickedly hybrid, often voice-driven, experimental, smart, and importantly here-and-there really quite comic, this little book gives us a new voice against the darkness."
-Adrian Blevins, author of Appalachians Run Amok
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