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From the Publisher“People who never buy books of poetry will find a compelling reason to buy this one: at its center is a long poem constructed out of the e-mail detritus of 9/11, when citizens and survivors from all over the world poured their grief onto global listservs, as well as of news sound bites, bits of trauma-related classroom exercises, profiles of bin Laden and others, as well as elegies for the viction.””
“Denise Duhamel’s wacky poems cavort, tumble, defy gravity, and most assumptions of the rational mind. But the real feat here is to be at once dazzling and somehow resolutely human— in the way the most fantastic, reeling dreams come to us in service of the heart’s unedited, plain truth.”
". . . rare book of poems—even rarer in this age of irony and emotional deferment—that moves effortlessly between unstilted candor and the verbal equivalent of slapstick humor."