McClatchy is a deft practitioner of a highly literate formal verse, a master of the resonant detail: ``three lines erased in the address book.'' A daring and unsettling collection, this book contains both ``Fog Tropes,'' a subtle, moving poem about a dying friend, and ``Kilim,'' an improbably successful crown of sonnets about a Middle Eastern terrorist. McClatchy seems tempted to elaborate everything, and a wonderfully ornate musicality (``a foxglove's comb of honeyed canticles'') sometimes overpowers. But sharp images (a three-legged cat as ``a petition against grace'') and wit (Ravel and Stravinsky speaking respectively in flowing sentences and edgy, broken phrases) serve as a tonic. A richly textured and rewarding book by a remarkably accomplished poet.-- Kathleen Norris, Lemmon P.L., S.D.