What is the purpose of muse and subject? Muse and object? Davis goes beyond the unrequited odes and lovelorn salutations. We are perhaps carried by the tide of 21st century rejection of old-fashioned pining and Tina quickly morphs into something other than a Laura or Julia. Tina becomes an inner subject, an addressee who appears when one is left thinking alone in the shower, on the subway, silently griping at an anonymous stranger in a parking lot. The language Davis uses in TINA gives readers the itch on the brain that recalls something-familiar-but-not-quite, the unpredictably insular quality of Davis’ train of thought paired with the universal memory of talking to someone in our heads." —Ginger Ko
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