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Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest

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Available for purchase at www.burnsidereview.org/purchase.htm or at www.louisemathias.com

chosen for the Burnside Review Chapbook Contest by Martha Ronk.
Paperback, www.burnsidereview.org/purchase.htm, 25 pages
Published April 8th 2010 by Burnside Review Press

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Ryan Smith
Apr 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
What a graceful wrecking ball of a book; or, to steal from it, from the poem 'The 10:15 to Cambridge':

"That the on-coming train
was a pack of the shyest white horses."

This new chapbook from the always luminous and serrated-blade Louise Mathias (and one must nod deeply to David Dodd Lee's cover for it, to call it arresting is to criminally understate its power) is full of such moments. I can't somehow get past some cliche or another about a cracking whip when I think about Mathias's lines, the way
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Kristin
Apr 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Spare and beautiful, both soft and sharp at the same time. A glint of light--so glad I have this book in my collection. Every poem is absolutely fabulous, but my favorites are "Attic Series," "Blue Cogs of a Secret," and "Orion."
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Louise Mathias was born in 1975 in Bedford, England, and grew up in a small village in Suffolk, England, and later, Los Angeles. Her first book, Lark Apprentice, won the 2003 New Issues Poetry Prize and was published in 2004 by New Issues Press. A chapbook, Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, was selected by Martha Ronk for the Burnside Review Chapbook contest, was published in 2010. ...more
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