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Sanskrit of the Body. William Keckler.
Inger Christensen. Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts. Jorie Graham. Rivers and Mountains.
John Ashbery. The Ecopoetry Anthology. Ann Fisher-Wirth. Elephant Rocks. Kay Ryan.
The Windward Shore. Jerry Dennis. The Pearl King and Other Poems. Catherine Greenwood. Mark Doty. Don McKay.
Burnt Island. Spirit Engine. John Donlan. Judith Janda Presnall. Linda Hogan. Small Mechanics. Lorna Crozier. A River of Poems. Jessica Rivers. William Sabin. Holy Heathen Rhapsody. Pattiann Rogers. A Hot January. Robin Morgan. Autumn Wild. Robin Stone. I Wonder Do Bedbugs Snore. The Mountains Belong to Me. Linda Dickert. In Late Light. Brian Swann. William Stobb.
Jane Austen, The Poetry Of. Jane Austen. Signal Fires. Christopher Dewdney. The Nine Senses.
Melissa Kwasny. The Beauty. Jane Hirshfield. Ulrikka S. Fata Morgana. Restless with ice, an animal crosses the wide field in you, a darkness that asks everything for measure, spacious world, the animal moves against all winter, a grace of feeling we had not imagined. This also comes into the winter garden while a car starts, snowlight falling across the alley in radiant extension of everything I cannot see. As if the night were utterly changed, as if you would turn to enter the rooms again, lit against cold, and there were no further sorrow possible for you, in any form.
A porch is a threshold, the place where indoors and outdoors meet, the liminal space between the interior and the exterior worlds. Also included in the poem is an animal, unspecified except as the incarnation of the life force moving through the cold and sterile weather. It is a reminder that we also are animal, driven by the same basic needs and urges. Klink is less stylistically indebted to Ashbery, but both poets share in his depersonalization of the speaking voice. This makes the voice a thing among other things, and animates those objects into which it disperses, transforming them into subjects in both senses of the word.
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