Available in December 2012!
With her trademark language—baroque yet colloquial, immediately recognizable but impossible to duplicate—Lisa Russ Spaar has written her most sumptuous and alluring poems to date, each one bursting with an appetite for the sensuous and the lingual. “Is syntax erotic?” she asks in in "Vanitas, Rough," the book's title poem. “If so, please. Please read. Here.”
Praise for the author:
“An entrancing world of lush language and passionate imaginings.”—Publishers Weekly
“Spaar is ringleader of a stunning lexicon.”—Christopher Matthews, Shenandoah
"[Her poems] are the perfect marriage of the realism of William Carlos Williams . . . and the sleepless heaven-seeking of such cloistered ecstatics as Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manly Hopkins."—Virginia Quarterly Review
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Original Trade Paperback/$15.95 (Can. $17.00)/ISBN 978-0-89255-420-1/72 pages/Poetry