At The Fanzine, Lucy Tiven reviews Micah Ling’s recent collection of poems, Flashes of Life. She focuses on the use of song in Ling’s poems, and how it allows Ling to play with the dichotomy of reality and fantasy:
I believe sort of a cheesy thing: that poetry can create, or at least test out worlds that aren’t possible in ours. We briefly can enter these worlds and exist there, though ours inevitably interrupts. At their strongest moments, Ling’s poems interrupt back.