Categories: 2020-, Asian Authors, Coming-of-Age, Culture Studies, Emerging Authors, First Person, Identity, Imagery, Narrative, Place as Character, Post-Humanist, Queer Authors, Queer Literature, Queer Theory
Dream of Me as Water
A stunning sophomore collection from Mythical Man author David Ly.
Moving beyond the themes of race, identity, and personhood navigated in Mythical Man, David Ly’s second book of poetry, Dream of Me as Water, explores ways of being that are not beholden to the expectations of others. Using water as his central metaphor, Ly meditates on how identity is never a stagnant concept, but instead something that is intangible, fluid, and ever-evolving. Dream of Me as Water revels in the nuances of the self, flouting outside perceptions for deeper, more personal realities.