Miss Manhattan by Biman Roy A Collection of Poems

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Miss Manhattan truly captures the richness of diversity and the simultaneity of life happening in New York. The text is rich, tumbling, and layered, yet never chaotic as the sensations of people, cars, birds, flowers, and all forms of city life cascading around the speaker’s (and reader’s) attention. This unique collection cleverly displays the inherent resonance of life in the city, in a beautiful, joyful, and sometimes riotous, but always with a sense of life and creative force, not destruction or entropy. These poems live in the individual body, even as they describe an external and collective experience.