By Robyn Schiff
A new booklet from a poet whose paintings is "wild with mind's eye, unafraid, formidable, inventive" (Jorie Graham)
Located in a menacing, gothic panorama, the poems that include A girl of Property draw formal and innovative barriers 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 in simple terms extra unsettle questions of fabric and religious ownership. this can be a theatrical e-book 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 frightening propriety within the identify of unfathomable propagation. Are the entire gates during this e-book 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 facet?
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Deeper than you're thinking that, he stated. With what? she requested. An earthworm digs with its mouth, he acknowledged. while I envision the soul and physique i think aeration of the soil. Mechanics meets telekinesis in an influence instrument known as Will. You flip it on by way of asserting “No. ” It’s now not precise either components of a severed earthworm either develop again, yet due to the fact as a toddler i assumed it so, think with me splitting and splitting each one dwelling fork; you aren’t considering when you don’t imagine all of the manner down with each trojan horse. half these and people. imagine it with a true blade, now. FOURTH OF JULY, 2012 I be mindful a functionality of Antigone during which she threw herself at the ground of the universe and collected a bit of dirt. Is that the particle? It startled me. was once it Scripted? Directed? pushed? i'm a woman, Antigone. i've got a sister. we like one another extraordinarily. i'm a girl of estate. The milk of the footlights. The folds of the curtain. I take note a functionality of Antigone. She stooped. there has been a wild particle. It used to be glorified by means of my distance. I heard the hooves of the airborne dirt and dust. The ticking of the script calibrating oblivion. I observed the particle striking and Antigone wanted anything to do along with her fingers and he or she did it. A DOE REPLACES IPHIGENIA at the SACRIFICIAL ALTAR there has been a necessity to be susceptible and that i met it. I seemed within the confusion among power and hand over, as though out of nowhere, that’s the semblance. i used to be reared ruminating in a thicket of sorrow with a stunning string of drool putting out the facet of my mouth like a free phosphorescent tether. How will i do know what to do, I questioned. nobody does, my mom stated. after which, because the drawing again of the sea earlier than a tsunami unexpectedly exposes outrageous fish at the seabed, gasping, an exceptional inhalation positioned me the following panting at the sacred grass. i believe like a lady in heaven, yet i'm a beast in a clearing. I got here to because the wind picked up and within the bay because the tide got here in, what a blow to mankind, an animalcrude wind to conflict, towards battle, untoward towards struggle took my breath away with it. A listening to while my neighbor, a cult chief, requested if he may perhaps domesticate the strip of earth on his aspect of my force, approximately part the width of my force, with a intensity unknown to me, and which in all honesty I did now not comprehend I owned, how no longer concede what I’d declined already? Are you announcing you consented? no longer precisely. yet you stated “Yes” I didn’t say “No. ” Plaintiff claims the strip of earth was once “unsightly. ” It unsighted him from sight of me—unforeseen final result of unsighting myself from him. So you’re announcing you grew a wall of weeds deliberately? What do you suggest “grew”? i didn't do whatever. I was once unaware, on the time, that it was once even my estate. there has been no deed? precisely. there isn't any deed on list? I didn’t do whatever. precisely. Plaintiff claims overlook of estate. yet I don’t do whatever precisely. That’s my method. Driveway now not in dispute. I suggest my behavior. Your behavior or your perform? There’s a distinction; that distinction is purpose.