Spooky Action at a Distance is a repeated attempt to reconcile the absurdity of loss. Dalton Day uses their signature cause-and-effect “logic” to jump from Laika the Russian space dog to Deborah Sampson to Dennis Gabor to Bruce Springsteen, all so they can ask: how are we supposed to look at a space that was once occupied? These humorous yet desperate poems couldn’t sit still if they tried, and, if their narrator is to be believed, that’s all they are trying to do.
Dalton Day is a recipient of a James A. Michener poetry fellowship and the author of Exit, Pursued (Plays Inverse), as well as several chapbooks, most recently Alternatives (Bottlecap Press). Their poems have been featured by Matador Review, The Offing, Columbia Poetry Review, PANK, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others. They live in Atlanta.