Aril Wire

Crafted with Anders Villani’s sure eye for detail and enticing turns of imagery,¬†Aril Wire faces violence candidly, interrogating toxic masculinities. Bedtime stories never far from nightmares unsettle intimate relationships. Other-than-human encounters reshape a world where ‘(you could kill a weed / with your brand of care)’. Attention presages kindness.
Anne Elvey

Reading Aril Wire felt like looking through a photo album. Villani’s poems deftly complicate reality with desire, anxiety with hallucination. The scenes and dreamscapes he creates are felt as much as they are read. It feels almost like a season, probably summer.
Oscar Schwartz

Author bio

Anders Villani


Adam Ford in Cordite Poetry Review

Publication date: November 2018
ISBN: 9780734054463