By Diane Seuss
"Diane Seuss writes with the depth of a soothsayer." —Laura Kasischke
For, having imagined your physique a technique i discovered it to be in a different way, it used to be yielding,
yet in basic terms because the Destroying Angel mushroom yields, its softness allied
with its poison, and your legs weren't petals or tendrils as i might believed,
yet brazen, the deviant tentacles underneath the underskirt of a mystery queen
—from "Oh four-legged woman, it truly is both you or the ossuary"
In Diane Seuss's Four-Legged Girl, her audacious, hothouse language swerves into discomfort and rapture, as she recounts a lifestyles lived on the edges of containment. Ghostly, attractive, and plaintive, those poems bypass to the song of a leap rope, fill a wishing good with wish and different trinkets, and so they consider previous lush lives in ny urban, in rural Michigan, and in love. within the ultimate poem, she sings of the four-legged woman, the physique made unusual to itself and to others. This assortment establishes Seuss's poetic voice, as wealthy and emotional as any in modern poetry.
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Four-Legged Girl: Poems by Diane Seuss