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Something of a mixed bag, this collection -- some of the poems feel a bit thin, and the punchline closers for each section come off as trite, maybe even childish, but about 2/3 of the poems are really good; of those, probably half are great, and several just flat-out floored me. ("I Never Think of My Father" is a brilliant opener, and in fact much of that first section follows suit.) Overall, this collection carries a lot of weight for so slim a volume, and easily stands alongside Bradley's exce ...more