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In this carefully curated collection of original poems, Coty Poynter explores the experience of absence, disappearance, and loss. The people around us possess great power over us, and Delirium addresses that phenomenon with empathy and beauty.

In this labyrinthine fever dream of stages on life’s way, there is always more than meets the eye. Insomnia, memory, distance, trauma, focus, and resolution all make an appearance in this moving poetic narrative.

Delirium parallels an individual life lived over seemingly never-ending years of pain, confusion . . . and ultimately relief.

COTY POYNTER is a Baltimore-based writer and editor. He was the lead fiction editor for the 2016–2017 edition of Grub Street, Towson University’s literary and arts magazine, and is an editorial assistant at Charles Street Research. Currently, he focuses his creative endeavors to the exploration of memory, past and present, and the resilience of the human spirit through poetry and, more recently, short fiction. He’s also the author of one earlier collection of poetry, The Singing Heart (2016).