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Lindner¿s first collection is a stunning first collection. She writes the kind of poetry that I really love, poetry that is sensuous, poetry that you can feel across the skin as you read it (her work reminds me very much of Kim Addonizio¿s and Kate Light¿s in this respect). In addition to the sensuality of her poetry, Lindner has a real feel for language and meter. Lindner¿s place in life as a woman, mother, and wife is very much felt in the subjects of her poems. And her word choice is astonishing. You get some great phrases in her poems(`the sky a blade/against my naked throat¿ -Midtown; `How smoothly the body seduces the mind.¿ -Condom). The middle section is a series of poems about Alma Mahler, told in a narrative sequence. This is a great first collection, and judging from the quality of these poems, I think we¿ll be hearing more of April Lindner in the future.