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Rosemary Winslow's Green Bodies is divided into three parts, with the first section of poems steeped in deep grief and struggle for understanding following the death of a brother. From "To a Fish" (Page 14-15), "I see a knife/once put to me,/bone opened white to daylight,/red floor on concrete." Many of these poems have an inner rhythm and musical quality, though the music is dark and somber.The second section's narrator begins with poems of cutting oneself off from the outer world and possibly the grief felt in the first section. From "The Gothic Truth" (Page 40), "not making a sound, she watches the grindstone/wobbling hung turning him spitting not stopping/" Throughout the second section, the poems examine the paralysis felt by the narrator by that oppressive grief. From "Carnal" (Page 37), "crumpled and blooded she curled/under a stairwell in hay"In the final section of Green Bodies, the narrator is rising from the darkness and turmoil of grief to find a way to move on, evolve, and become a stronger self. Readers will enjoy the complexity of these poems, their deep secrets, and highly emotional language.