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Poetry: Repulsion Thrust
Date of Review: 
Nov.26.2009
Published Work: 
Reviewer: 
Sue Bond
Source: 
M/C Reviews

As the title suggests, the poetry uses science as metaphor. It explores the intersection between science and life, quantum theory and love, molecules and gamma rays and despair and betrayal. Ball uses the language of science to peel off the layers of emotional complexity that all of us possess and encounter everyday. It is exhilirating, if occasionally difficult to translate and understand. But this occasional opacity is balanced against poems of clarity, epiphany and stark existential awareness.