Dear Anti-Valentine

The poem is often thought to be a form bearing love and romance, but Kelly Weber’s collection, We Are Changed to Deer at the Broken Place, “is a book obsessed with sound, with the haunting creak of animals breaking through human bodies, canter and flight. Sex is everywhere in her book, and romance, too. And yet the lived experience Weber captures aromantic and asexual, attached to the natural world but refusing expected couplings.