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Vallum is proud to announce the newest edition to our chapbook series: Julian Gobert’s Points of Departure. It’s available for purchase now on the Vallum website!

Points of Departure is a series of memorable short poems that revolve around modest moments made clever and curious. From the conundrum of falling in love with a reptile with a human heart to urbanized polar bears, Gobert offers insights on every day life through twisting average gestures into something more. While some poems read as exquisite inventories, others edify the reader. Gobert occupies various perspectives and offers sensory scenes set in public spaces. This collection accomplishes what all good writing should, which is to capture the ordinary and convey it as extraordinary.