By Patricia Clark
How will we flow ahead after huge, immense loss? might be just like the lightning-struck tree, “half of it shorn of leaves the opposite part complete, status, / swaying….” In those attractive, intimate poems spoken from the guts of grief, the speaker urges herself to not draw back, “letting the knife settle the place it is going to, / blade nestled among a rib and a rib.” existence and loss of life move hand and hand right here, and the wildlife that consoles is additionally a relentless reminder of our personal mortality. simply because Clark is a good poet, she will additionally make anything actual and relocating “out of chilly air…with lamenting words…an invigorating, heel-kicking tune.”
—Sharon Bryan, Sharp Stars
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