To read these poems is to know without doubt that it’s no clichE vulnerability is indeed strength – and strength, when given language, becomes a call to action. Fearless and unflinching, The Things a Body Might Become is both an ardent call to action and an action in and of itself. This collection leads the reader to do what is perhaps the most important work a person can do: to think – and think, and think again – about their actions and ideas, their betrayals and beliefs. In harrowingly gorgeous language, DiGiorgio examines the best and worst of what we make, do, and experience in our human bodies – love and lust, bullets and babies, harm and healing – with the valiant persistence and merciful patience necessary to lead us to understand and to see ourselves and our neighbors as human.
–Emma Bolden, author of medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press, 2016) and Maleficae (GenPop Books, 2013).