“I’ve been a nightmare, a tragi-comedy, a raging/ drum solo.” So begins Monster (Noice Press; www. hometown.aol.com/ noicepress), Joel Tan’s collection of hilarious, furious, mournful poems about his contradictions of identity as a brown Asian, a gay homie, a survivor of the dead and a monster to his beloved. But he concludes, “Monster…Any other way and it wouldn’t be love.”