The Flower from which Forgetfulness
by Cynthia Marie Hoffman • from Paper Doll Fetus • Persea Books
Cynthia Marie Hoffman
Cynthia Marie Hoffman is the author of Sightseer and the chapbook Her Human Costume.
Paper Doll Fetus
"Arising from the history of obstetrics, midwifery, and the many possible experiences of childbirth, these lush and harrowing poems astonished me the moment I encountered them." (Kevin Prufer)
"Theo Dorgan gathers together poems that seek to go beyond terrestrial experience, but at its heart there is also a desire to write against the feeling of isolation that would leave the self 'one and all alone'. Facing up to the deaths of friends and family members while also acknowledging his own mortality, Nine Bright Shiners is finally a collection that sings and celebrates the self in all of its worldly and otherworldy connections."
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Daisy Fried reviews recent collections by Alice Fulton, Jynne Dilling Martin, Katie Ford and Erin Belieu.
As Claudia Emerson's The Opposite House is published, following her death in December, Glenn Dixon talks with the poet's husband, Kent Ippolito.
Claremont Graduate University announces Tufts Poetry Award winners.
"Warning: going down the Frank O'Hara reading rabbit hole can swallow your day."
"When Pound and Yeats Ate a Peacock "
Andrew McCulloch introduces Clive Wilmer's "The Visit."
In City of Eternal Spring, Afaa Michael Weaver "deals with a painful childhood that included sexual abuse."
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