Sly and sophisticated, direct, playful, and profound, Amy Gerstleras new collection highlights her distinctive poetic style. In thirty-seven poems, using a variety of dramatic voices and visual techniques, she finds meaning in unexpected places, from a tour of a doll hospital to an ad for a CD of Beethoven symphonies to an earthy exploration of toast. Gerstleras abiding interestsain love and mourning, in science and pseudoscience, in the idea of an afterlife, in seances and magicaare all represented here. Entertaining and erudite, complex yet accessible, these poems will enhance Gerstleras reputation as an important contemporary poet.Swept out to sea, swept off her feet. The wind swept clay tiles ... The sweep of her hair made me weep all afternoon, till I was tired and ill. She made another silly, ... Terrible scenes that cana#39;t be swept from memory so easily. He swept into theanbsp;...
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