The rain verbs, the moon verbs.

Book. Chapbook. Poems.

In the precise peregrinations of Andy Frazee’s first book, what is at stake is nothing less than what it means to write lyric poetry now—thrown into conflict with itself as it has been by the hallmarks of our cultural moment: irony (“irony beyond irony”), hyper-self-awareness, the constant interruptions of calamity far and near. In The Body, The Rooms, Frazee manages to turn self-consciousness into a virtue—into the lyric material itself. Formally daring and beautifully written, this book braves its own questioning—and triumphs. / Donna Stonecipher


Formally innovative, emotionally resonant, Andy Frazee’s That the World Should Never Again Be Destroyed By Flood moves from allegory to lyric to shape-poem, and does so in such a way that the formal experiment of the work resolves into issues of grief and self and other and death in ways I wouldn’t have guessed at. / Dan Beachy-Quick



I Will Build Things Anew” [five sections] in Drunken Boat.

Index ‘A’ through ‘E’” in Eoagh.

A Room” [five sections] in Otoliths 20.

“The Body, The Rooms” [sections 6, 7, and 8]  in 1913: A Journal of Forms 4.

The Body, The Rooms” [sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5] in BlazeVox 2K9.

“In this Element of Capture” [five sections] in Cannot Exist 4.

“Dies Son-eaten Orpheus” [sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5] in Eleven Eleven 5.

“Dies Son-eaten Orpheus” [sections 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8] in Bath House 6.1.

“What I Left at Her Apartment, a Month After the Break-Up” in Sycamore Review 17.1.

“The Laundromat” in Rhino 2005.

“Spider, I Smite Thee” in Faultline: Journal of Art & Literature 13.