About

Hannah Emerson is the author of The Kissing of Kissing. She is also the author of a chapbook, You Are Helping This Great Universe Explode. Emerson is a nonspeaking autistic poet whose work has been featured in Poetry magazine, The Nation, BOMB Magazine, the Poetry Society of America, Literary Hub, and the Brooklyn Rail. She lives in Lafayette, New York.

ABOUT THE POEMS

Please kiss the page that I write on trying to get you to see the universe in the way that I do yes yes. Please try to kiss the animal inside you trying to bite you yes yes. Please try to kiss the nothing that is waiting for you yes yes. Please try to find your deeper ear great teachers you can hear more than the normal way yes yes. Please try to live in the caldron of magic that we swim in yes yes. Please try to go to the great great great mother of all yes yes. I love you yes yes.