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By Michele Glazer

ISBN-10: 0877458782

ISBN-13: 9780877458784

The following, the writer confronts the slipperiness of language and notion as she probes traditional techniques - the lives of bugs, the uncertainty of affection and the deaths of people. The poems negotiate among hope for whatever irrefutable and an uneasy bedrock of paradox.

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Blue this, blue that. The object attends but, really, weather’s what’s interesting. Every time it just sits down to what it is. When the call came to come in, talk in person it must have added up. That mock-bronchial cough. The day’s terminal appointment shit I almost envy you almost knowing where you locate the infinite. Sick! I’m afraid of what you’ll miss John. Of missing you. Today Jeff said of a moment in a poem I wrote, “I hate those canned moments in second person direct address when the reader knows it’s him who is really being addressed.

He holds the crowd and it thickens around him. How many flames can one man consume? We are his nourishment too.  Feathers This dog’s mouth is eager with feathers. This dog’s mouth is eager with the warm feathers. I saw the dog haul out of the weeds the unbitten bird and started having second thoughts. There’s something in there I want to talk about. Eager with the feathers of the just dropped bird, that dog’s mouth inside is empty. Now I don’t want to. And this dog’s mouth is what I think of when I think of you when I don’t want to.

Makes everything a labor though for a long time the feet remain delicate and there is so much softness it begins to look like happiness.  The Fecundity Showing nothing of what it hid invited the women to enter. Part the leaves, tuck through the branches. Under/inside the weeping beech was a wraith of limbs. The women saw where it touched the ground it rooted. Where it touched itself it cleaved. That it could make an unbroken circle of a single thick branch —— this was architecture! ”) It turned out the inside was nothing like the outside & it turned out that the truth was thrilling & what was thrilling also was vegetable.

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