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By Robyn Schiff

A new e-book from a poet whose paintings is "wild with mind's eye, unafraid, formidable, inventive" (Jorie Graham)

Located in a menacing, gothic panorama, the poems that include A girl of Property draw formal and imaginitive obstacles opposed to boundless mortal probability, yet as all borders are susceptible, this ominous assortment eventually phases an pressing and deeply imperiled boundary dispute the place haunting, phantasm, the presence of the prior, and disembodied voices basically extra unsettle questions of fabric and non secular ownership. this can be a theatrical e-book of dilapidated homes and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root platforms. The risky estate traces the following rove from heaven to hell, troubling percentage and scary propriety within the identify of unfathomable propagation. Are the entire gates during this booklet folly? Are the partitions too simply scaled to carry something again or impose self-confinement? What won't a poem do to get to the opposite facet?

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100itext 9/3/05 7:17 am Page 23 part one ˇ Sipan 100itext 9/3/05 7:17 am Page 24 100itext 9/3/05 7:17 am Page 25 Chapter 1 Naples, Agnano racetrack, Sunday, 3 January 1954 Magione was first to the enclosure, accompanied by the jockey wearing the blue and gold colours of the stable. He started walking round, shaking his neck, as though to ease the tension. A four-yearold tawny thoroughbred, thin, sharp muzzle, good season in ’53, placed plenty of times, two wins. Behind him, the jockeys introduced the other animals, superb, just shy of eighteen hands at the withers, their breath vanishing in the sharp afternoon air.

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