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The Decadent Lovely by Amy Pence, published by Main Street Rag, is a collection lush in mystery as it is in setting and pulsating with dramatic domesticity. Broken into seven parts, Pence begins the collection with the “ugly and the ordinary” and moves to the end of the collection with the infinitesimal. Her images call attention to the darkness of the narrator’s family as they witness the drunken stupors, like in “Landing Space, 1970″ (page 5-6), “Cutting too:/the eyes of the sunflowers/the swe ...more
Amy Pence is the author of the poetry collections Armor, Amour (Ninebark Press, 2012), The Decadent Lovely (Main Street Rag, 2010) and the chapbook Skin’s Dark Night (2River Press, 2003) as well as the hybrid book, [It] Incandescent (Ninebark, 2018). Her poems have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including New American Writing, The Oxford American, The Antioch Review, and Quarterly Wes ...more