Electric Affinities  


Electric Affinities
March 31, 2015 | 96 pages
ISBN: 9781927426661

In Electric Affinities, Michael Pacey's second collection, everyday household items become points of departure into wonder -- a handsaw becomes a "bird hooded, strung with jesses, strops with its beak." A cup becomes "a tool for gripping liquids." Mirrors are "windows turned inside out, always concentrating, trying to memorize each detail," and scissors are "perpetually plural, twin sisters fastened together." While it is Pacey's particular magic to discover the amazing alchemical properties of everyday objects, in Electrical Affinities he also illuminates the poetic "current" that connects them to larger questions of human nature, language and the environment.