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Double Shadow by Carl Phillips
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Mar 31, 2011

it was amazing

This is essential reading for anyone over the age of 35 — and/or for anyone who has grappled with true loss, had his/her face rubbed in mortality, or lost sleep/weight/friends over the question of cap-W why. These poems are urgent; they are precise and beautiful in their wrestling with the multilayered mess of existing.

"...I think
to be useless doesn't have to mean
not somehow mattering...

Chances are, I'm going to carry this book in my bag for the next few months.


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