Things Are Disappearing Here: Poems

Things Are Disappearing Here: Poems
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ISBN10: 
0892553340
ISBN13: 
9780892553341
Pages: 
61
Published: 
April 30th 2007 by Persea Books
Rating: 
4.09

Disquieting new work from the winner of the 2001 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize.
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 missing, 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--and no place more so than in the book's haunted centerpiece, a visceral rendering of a sixteenth-century Hungarian countess with certain insatiable appetites.
Gorgeous and strange, "Things Are Disappearing Here" is an imaginative tour-de-force.

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