Fans of My Unconscious: Poems (Black Rock Press)

Fans of My Unconscious brings a microscope's eye view to the poignancy and absurdity in everyday life. With humor, warmth, and clarity, Lukas observes the meaning and the meaninglessness in the mundane. The post office, a campfire, and a bulletin board are the seemingly unglamorous settings transformed, in these poems, into flights of the imagination. Lukas meditates on technological advances, oranges, and the end of the world revealing the strange within the familiar. She listens for the next line that will be spoken by someone unsuspecting and she writes it down, adding her own quirky twist to the conversation. This poetry collection is for a seasoned reader of poetry as well as someone who has yet to take up the genre. These poems invite without spoon-feeding and surprise without pyrotechnics. They revel in language without sacrificing meaning. Fans of My Unconscious is a collection to enjoy and recommend.

Review of Fans of My Unconscious by Juneko J. Robinson in Rattle