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Published 2012 by David Robert Books
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Rose Kelleher
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Janet Kenny hit the nail on the head when she reviewed this book for Angle magazine: "Her deceptively gentle voice leads the reader through complex terrors and anxieties." Corbett is not just playing with words (not that there's anything wrong with that, as Seinfeld said) but thinking and asking questions about things like class, ethnicity (as the daughter of Italian immigrants), the expanding universe, terrorism, Christianity... and while she's a middle-class suburbanite, she always comes at th ...more
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I've been following Maryann Corbett's writing for years now -- in numerous journals as well as in online poetry workshops -—and I'm delighted to see this collection at last. Corbett is a master of form. And by that I mean not merely able to write a sonnet or a pantoum, not merely able to turn out sapphic stanzas or Anglo-Saxon verse forms — but to turn received forms to her own purposes, intelligently and artfully.

She makes these forms her own and uses them to elevate, to lend
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