all the time more than anything
Emily Zogbi's debut, all the time more than anything, is an interrogation of memory and time, family and love, magic and fear. While some poems convene with Janis Joplin and Emily Dickinson, others hear from Medea and Kitty Genovese. The book is populated by a chorus of women, talking all at once, who shop at the supermarket, sit on the beach, and loiter in a 7-11 parking lot. They are waiting for someone to come home or hoping no one comes home at all. all the time more than anything explores the voices and people we collect across generations, be it through mental illness, trauma, grief, recipes, remedies, or stories. The poems sit with a variety of ghosts-the therapist, the mother, the mentor, the killer-but one voice rings through the clutter: a lonely speaker, tasked with becoming herself.