How does one adjust to the dark? How does a poet remain a poet? If one isn’t actively producing and publishing, are they truly a poet?
Reviews of books and other forms of literature
The stories in A.L. Kennedy’s What Becomes seem driven by two entities: the author’s brain and her prose appendage. The latter is so alive it appears to possess a separate language pulse. In heightened moments Kennedy uses language to bind thought to physical sensation, which in turn stimulates a replicated response in the brain of the reader. This simulated experience is what makes her stories so striking and also intense.