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Raymond McDaniel is author of Murder (a violet) and Saltwater Empire.
Two poets collaborate on a shared present.
A bird or beast appears in almost every poem in this collection.
By Susan Parr.
By Darcie Dennigan.
Frederick Seidel’s and Bernadette Mayer’s poetic monologues.
Watching the Spring Festival by Frank Bidart.
Ownerless—without flag. We rest
pregnant, hold full of fish, their eyes
still focused. Mere...
If lucky—inversion—one wave back,
retracted. Infinite claw set against tide.
Poems that bristle with matter-of-fact strangeness.
Graywolf Press, $14 (paper)
It is a pity that in conversations
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