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By Debora Kuan

Rejecting the basically lyrical mode and its attendant melancholia, the poems in Lunch photos try to ward off existential dread by means of reveling within the delightfully banal totems of mass American culture—hot canines, cinema, cats, cash, adolescence, selfies. They consume their means via exuberance and worry, richness and vacancy, belonging and alienation, finding within the daily what's human and hopelessly hungry. but during this look for satiation, in addition they bump into the vexing paradoxes inherent during this hope, the place no lack of confidence is fullyyt harmless. those poems are alive with urge for food and craving, continuously hopeful to find, as Kuan writes, “the ‘help’ button of the burning telephone.”

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