I would prefer Time and Love
To Money but I think I’d prefer Time
*David Attenborough voice*
Are desperate times
Aja Moore’s debut collection of poetry is awash in sincerity and the ways in which we simultaneously crave, doubt, avoid, and totally disparage it. hotwheel, in turn, reveals its precious life-affirming conviction, despite its incertitude—or precisely because of it.
Aja Moore is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. She has volunteered with the B.C. Book Prizes, Summer Literary Seminars, and as a Poetry Editor for PRISM International. hotwheel is her first book.
“Wonderfully adjacent to the terms of their own conception. Don’t let the casual dress fool you: Moore is one to watch.”
- Sina Queyras, author of My Ariel
”These are shapeshifting, fast-moving poems that skillfully navigate the universe of Poetry itself, ricocheting off mega planets like Rimbaud, Sharon Oldes, Robert Duncan, Rilke and Pound while flitting in and around the author’s personal galaxy of which these planets are part. Lines shoot through these pages like an urgent message from an important friend calling from somewhere with a low cell signal—you find yourself pressing your ear to these lines and listening to them on repeat.”
INTERVIEW | PRISM International | Poetry As An Attunement Process: An Interview with Aja Moore
REVIEW | Montreal Review of Books | "The eight poems contained within transcend common designs of millennial writing by carving a space that goes beyond irony and cultural disillusionment and builds into a realm of profound sentiment. Moore writes with a post-structural consciousness that fuses experimental engagement with a loving reliance on thinkers like Adorno, Barthes, Rilke, and Rimbaud."
LIST | Concordia | Holiday book list: 18 great reads | "This volume of poetry is sparkling and self-aware. Strewn with allusions to Rilke, Olds and Rimbaud, Moore's collection captivates with a voice that feels modern, gritty and compelling."
EXCERPT | ÄLPHÄ | In the Radiant Afterstorm