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Walker uses a recognizable syntax, along with the musical properties of language, to forge a poetry divorced from referential language. Semantically recognizable words & syllables appear only to be disoriented by context & dislocated from meaning. Words, pronounced either on the tongue or in the headspace of the reader, function in terms of affect: the way a symphony can create the narrative of hypnosis, Walker's book presents the hypnotic musicality that can be found when language is détourned.