"These poems and songs are from THE MIRRORMAKER, a book-plus-album that relocates the myth of Echo and Narcissus to Bob Dylan's hometown in Minnesota's Iron Range. The collection is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions, and serves as a counterpoint to Laidlaw's debut collection THE STUNTMAN, which was published by Milkweed last year." —Brian LaidlawRead More
"As a way of entering a room
say no to the amplified leaves,
to the eyes that land as they do"
"A truth: I am afraid of how
light exposes what lives
in dark rooms. Just lately I’ve noticed
the breath I inhale refuses my lungs"
"Not being dead is neither worst nor best case scenario
It is just regular like you would see a beautiful orange chicken"
"The light was a specific kind
as a sky-field of stars without a moon
His mouth alone was enough
for me to know love’s brutal pull"