The Rabbits Could Sing: Poems
The poems included in The Rabbits Could Sing delve farther into territory that Amber Flora Thomas visited in her prize-winning book Eye of Water, showing even more clearly how “the seam has been pulled so far open on the past” that “the dress will never close.” Here, the poem acts not as a body in itself but as a garb drawn around the here and now. Loss, longing, and viola...more
Paperback, 67 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by University of Alaska Press
(first published January 1st 2012)
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Disclosure: I am a great fan of Amber's poetry and this second book is stunning in the new and very intense directions she takes us. Her mastery of craft is so evident...actually has been apparent from the beginning. But, here takes us on a new direction of self-discovery/disclosure that never crosses a line into too much nor sentimentality. I think much of this is because of her deft control of the poems. I felt no awkward moments and trusted the poet to take me safely through some challenging...more