By Robyn Schiff
A new publication from a poet whose paintings is "wild with mind's eye, unafraid, bold, inventive" (Jorie Graham)
Located in a menacing, gothic panorama, the poems that contain A lady of Property draw formal and creative obstacles opposed to boundless mortal danger, yet as all borders are weak, this ominous assortment finally phases an pressing and deeply imperiled boundary dispute the place haunting, phantasm, the presence of the prior, and disembodied voices simply additional unsettle questions of fabric and non secular ownership. this can be a theatrical booklet of dilapidated homes and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root platforms. The volatile estate traces the following rove from heaven to hell, troubling percentage and provoking propriety within the identify of unfathomable propagation. Are the entire gates during this ebook folly? Are the partitions too simply scaled to carry something again or impose self-confinement? What won't a poem do to get to the opposite part?
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That's your brother Philip," the Counselor said. "We tried all the usual things with him, too. " 36 "Look at him working," the Principal said. " I said, uncertain. The rat beast didn't look up. I looked at Dad & Mom, who were nodding. "It doesn't hurt," the Counselor said. " I said. "Only if it's what you want, of course," he said. "We already talked to your mom & dad about it. You'll feel so much better after the change. Look at him in there. " The rat beast drooled, scribbled. "&let's not forget how much schoolwork he gets done," the Principal said.
You think this would kill me? You are not a genius. You will never kill me. You will never be alone. You will never say goodbye to me. You will never be alone. Male: [presses a bead of water into his chest] That is one of my worries. I hate you. Female: [looking back at the mirror & putting deodorant on] I don't have any feelings. At all, ever. I don't have any feelings. Why do you have feelings? How do you feel right now? Male: [putting the toilet lid down & sitting on it] I feel like an elderly man who committed suicide with a handgun & died face down on a quilt one of his relatives made for him Female: You will never be alone.
Let the sticks without fruit be enjoyed, let the not-flowering rocks become more blessed & more harmless. If I ever cursed anyone, let them return all these curses to me, & let them be happy. Every plant I eat, let it speak if it wants to speak, & let it scare me away if that's what it wants to do. 51 If she plummets into cold ocean. If she stops flying & drowns. If she stops dancing, if she refuses to dance or eat, if she won't drink or breathe or speak because she's lost herself. If she loses faith & can't see any reason to dance.