Things Are Disappearing Here
Editor's Choice, New York Times Book Review
Finalist for the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets
Absence and trespass permeate these poems, in which what has just occurred—or what is about to—is as palpable and ominous as it is unrevealed. In Kate Northrop’s finely-wrought verse, children have gone astray, sealed-off passages are discovered, and missing dogs emerge like visions before bounding off again.
Northrop has a sixth sense for where the mundane and the uncanny pass too close for comfort. Things Are Disappearing Here is an imaginative tour-de-force.
“In this second book, Northrop pares her lines back to the bone, conjuring a dark lyricism that’s both unsettling and seductive.”
“Things Are Disappearing Here unfolds like a dream of possibly insidious intent, the poems moving back and forth across the border between what can be clearly stated and what must be surmised. It is stirring, this sense throughout of the beautiful, true word right at the point of being uttered.”
Kate Northrop is the author of Back Through Interruption and Clean. She teaches at the University of Wyoming and lives in Laramie.
Paperback / $14.00 (Can $17.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-334-1 / 62 pages / Poetry
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