Poetry. New to SPD. Previous winner of The Theodore Roethke Prize and Young Poets prize from Poetry Northwest, Joseph Di Prisco adds to his laurels with this new volume that won the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. POEMS IN WHICH, both the title and beginning of every poem in the volume, claims for the form subjects as seemingly disparate as a spa and a white wolf, John F. Kennedy and Paris. Everything particular becomes the subject and domain of verse. This is a joyous book. Even addresssing unquenchable longing and the shadows of death and failure, the lyric engines of these poems propel us with vital combustions. Operatic, in that suffering and sadness are sung with the same gusto and octave-expanse as triumph and discovery, this work is proof of the presence of a large, funny and indefatigable spirit -- Dean Young.