ALL IN ANIMAL TIME by Karólína Rós Ólafsdóttir
A5, 52 pages, Black & white printing, Perfect bound, Softcover, 2023
All in Animal Time is a trove of poetic enthusiasms for our present world, in all its thrilling detail — from watery sensations of dew, saliva, summer tears and dregs, to poems of the body in which “plush curves sway”, to speculations on the dietary needs of black holes, to conversations with inflatable crocodiles. These are breathless, abundant poems that illuminate new possibilities for joy, for sadness, for transcendence and for assortment — all told in Ólafsdóttir’s boldly inventive voice. It is a hairy miracle of a collection, of fizzing and sparkling fervour.