Michele Seminara's Suburban Fantasy is a disquieting romp behind suburban curtains

By Penelope Layland
November 27 2021 - 8:30pm

The "fantasy" of Michele Seminara's second full-length collection of verse, Suburban Fantasy, establishes itself disquietingly from the first poem, and it's not the romp the raspberry-pink, pop-cultural binding of the book might suggest. This is fantasy from the word's deep etymological past-fantasy as illusory appearance, fantasy as mask or disguise, the veneer of respectability that conceals disturbances beneath.