Our Lands Are Not So Different
In Our Lands Are Not So Different, Michael Bazzett’s second collection, Bazzett follows his distinct voice—nonchalant, urbane, and recklessly sardonic—toward a place wedged between the embarrassment of carnality and the inadequacy of civility. In its endless desire to find kinship and understanding—not only with an other but also with itself—Our Lands… asks what to do when the part of the self that feels most estranged is the part of the self that feels most authentic.
Praise for Bazzett
"Elegant mischief."—Lee Sharkey
"Our Lands Are Not So Different, with its serrated wit, conversational pacing, and emotional intelligence, has a way of casually inviting the reader inside before locking the door behind it."— Jamaal May
"Offering spectacular insight into the idea of longing for one's own estranged self, Michael Bazzett's poems are as tragic and unsettling as they are compelling and beautifully precise."—Ada Limón