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Willing the word to become flesh, the poems in Vitreous Hide both reveal and enact yearning—for love, for the beloved, for the words to transform beloved image to beloved substance. Orpheus reaches for Narcissus through a new mirror of myth, now dim with distance, now bright with the possibility of connection. Through the shining skin or surface of prose lines and field ...more
Paperback, First, 100 pages
Published January 2013 by Lavender Ink
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A very smart debut, much of it going over my head, in fact. I could feel the poet's delicate and detailed touch throughout. The last section, "The Road to the Absolute Is Paved with Flesh" was my favorite and the most meaning-full to me from what I could gather of Edgerton's sense and style.
Michael Tod Edgerton’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Eoagh, New American Writing, New Orleans Review and Word For/Word, among other journals. He holds an MFA from the Program in Literary Arts at Brown University and is an associate editor with Tarpaulin Sky. A native of Lexington, KY, Tod currently lives in Atlanta with his partner, Greg, and their ...more