Monday, March 25, 2013
Review of Adaptation by Heather Albano
Adaptation by Heather Albano appeared in the winter 2012 issue of Electric Velocipede. In haunting language that evokes sometimes horrifying images (strange for a mag whose guidelines state it does not publish horror), Ms. Albano weaves a song about a fantastic place where masks fuse to flesh and tell stories. Taken literally, the poem is a fantasy/horror piece, but taken allegorically, the piece works on a different level as a metaphor for the masks we wear when we tell "stories" about ourselves.