Prathna Lor's second poetry chapbook joins oblique objects with the tender edges of parataxis and longing. 7,2 is full of the solidity of the hard-won image: inside one finds tiny carnages mixed with rejuvenation; the tickle of epiphany narrowly escaped; the freshness of a syntax hardly worn. Here is a lesson in the benevolent contradiction of how speaking hurt nourishes.
"Daydreaming Transgender in Cemetery of Splendor." Trans-in-Asia, Asia-in-Trans, special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, edited by Howard Chiang, Todd A. Henry, and Helen Hok-Sze Leung, vol. 5, no. 3 (2018): 394-403.