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Women vanish, ghosts appear, demons slip through our lives, the universe aches, and violence is everywhere. In these poems, Clark asks: what are the unvanishing objects of the lives around us? From overheard conversations to detectives remembering past cases to relationships that have faded away, the poems always cycle back to both what we’ve lost and what we can’t imagine ...more
Paperback, 46 pages
Published February 2nd 2018 by Finishing Line Press
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Kathy
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a collection I return to again and again. A slim volume that is nevertheless powerful, evocative, and beautiful. Chloe Clark has such a distinct voice. The first lines of these poems always drew me in:

"I used to sleep with this guy who studied Japanese ghosts in literature"

"In my dream last night, basketball was on / and Sheed was a three-point machine, shooting / half-court shots that were nothing"

And the whole collection ends so resonantly:

"but we forget to make wishes, too busy / thi
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Chelsea Voulgares
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a gorgeous poetry collection that carries its reader along through stars, planets, and the search for missing girls. Each poem is beautiful and affecting. Highly recommended.
Renee Christopher
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So tightly woven that the poems about basketball somehow also fit the overall premise of the book?! Yes.
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A very nice collection of poems. I very much enjoyed reading them.
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